The real story of how the federal government finally apprehended and convicted America s most notorious criminal, Al Capone. Drawing on recently discovered government documents, wiretap transcripts, and Al Capone s handwritten personal letters,
New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Eig tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the nation s most infamous criminal in rich new detail. From the moment he arrived in Chicago in 1920, Capone found himself in a world with limitless opportunity. Within a few years Capone controlled an illegal bootlegging business with annual revenue rivaling that of some of the nation s largest corporations. Along the way he corrupted the Chicago police force and local courts while becoming one of the world s first international celebrities. Legend credits Eliot Ness and his Untouchables with apprehending Capone, but Eig shows that this wasn t so. In
Get Capone, the man known as Scarface emerges as a complex man, doomed as much by his ego as by his vicious criminality. This is the real Al Capone."