Hardcover: Simon & Schuster, 1994
England: Macmillan Hardcover, 1994
Trade Paperback: Touchstone, 1996
Germany: Langen Müller Herbig, 1996
Japan: Shueisha, 1997
Czech Republic: Prostor, 1996
Laurence Bergreen’s beautifully crafted biography of Capone transcends the true-crime genre to become a masterful study of a major figure in American history…. This is a great story with all the trimmings.
– Richard Gid Powers
New York Times Sunday Book Review
It is certainly the definitive biography.
– Vincent Patrick
A snap-crackle-pow biography of the original public enemy No. 1.
– Margaria Fichtner
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Capone: The Man and the Era’ is an impressive biography, rich in detail, profuse in anecdote, a character study of a legend who was also a man.
– Ruth Rendell
I found it all immensely seductive and weirdly fascinating: it is a big read but I could not leave it down until I had finished it.
– Vincent Banville
This is rich American history. There was only one Al Capone, and he and his times are brought to life in definitive and engrossing detail.
- N.Y. Times “Notable Books of 1994”
- Book-of-the-Month Club Alternate Selection
- First Serial in the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine
Plus: Dramatic rights acquired by David Brown and Miramax (1994-97).
Additional Interviews and Links
Laurence Bergreen talks about Al Capone. June 3, 2013 (audio file).