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The Confessions of Al Capone

A Novel

Author: Loren D. Estleman

The Confessions of Al Capone

The Confessions of Al Capone

$11.99

About This Book

Multiple award-winner Loren D. Estleman has produced a major biographical novel on the infamous Mobster known as Scarface, rigorously researched and deftly nuanced to offer an intimate portrait of...

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416
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On Sale
06/11/2013

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Multiple award-winner Loren D. Estleman has produced a major biographical novel on the infamous Mobster known as Scarface, rigorously researched and deftly nuanced to offer an intimate portrait of the gangster whose terrible crimes and larger-than-life persona have both fascinated and appalled the world for nearly a century; whose legacy is still widely debated; and whose brutally ambitious career in the Mafia continues to inspire filmmakers and writers to plumb its excesses and its contradictions.

In 1944, after Al Capone has been released from prison, J. Edgar Hoover assigns an FBI junior agent to insinuate himself into Capone's life and gain his trust so that Hoover can nail as many of Capone's Mob confederates as possible. Capone, suffering from the neurological effects of syphilis, is alternately lucid, full of the passion and energy that fueled his rise to the pinnacle of American crime…and rambling or ranting, the broken shell of a man released from prison so he could die at home with his family.
With the superb narrative gifts honed in dozens of novels, Estleman has captured the essence of this American icon as never before. With subtly nuanced portrayals of those in Capone's circle—his underrated wife Mae Capone, members of the Chicago Outfit including the deadly Frank Nitti—as well as his nemesis, J. Edgar Hoover, Hoover's secretary Helen Gandy and others, The Confessions of Al Capone is a major literary achievement.

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Forge Books

ISBN

9781429943253

In The News

“This is a book that took courage as well as talent to write. Loren Estleman has managed a literary miracle, a story full of surprising discoveries and often deep emotion.” —Thomas Fleming, New York Times bestselling author

“Remarkable research, rich storytelling and a rapid, riveting pace make The Confessions of Al Capone one of this year's most stimulating and exciting reads. Hits with the force of a burst from a tommy gun.” —Ralph Peters, New York Times bestselling author of Cain at Gettysburg

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The Confessions of Al Capone

The Confessions of Al Capone

$11.99