capone

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Publishers

Hardcover: Simon & Schuster, 1994
England: Macmillan Hardcover, 1994
Trade Paperback: Touchstone, 1996
Germany: Langen Müller Herbig, 1996
Japan: Shueisha, 1997
Czech Republic: Prostor, 1996

capone

BUY THE BOOK

Publishers

Hardcover: Simon & Schuster, 1994
England: Macmillan Hardcover, 1994
Trade Paperback: Touchstone, 1996
Germany: Langen Müller Herbig, 1996
Japan: Shueisha, 1997
Czech Republic: Prostor, 1996

Washington Post

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

Miami Herald

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

Irish Times

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

Publisher’s Catalog

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.

Accolades

  • 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

BBC Radio5 Live

Laurence Bergreen talks about Al Capone. June 3, 2013 (audio file).