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In his short life, capone had become america's most feared criminal, and after his death, his legend cast an even greater shadow review iorizzos has created a cultural history in which capones life can be understood better than any previous biography. The son of poor italian immigrants struggling for a better life in early 20th-century new york, capone chose a life of crime as a means of advancing his place in the world his success brought him fabulous wealth and fame his criminal deeds made him many enemies among law enforcement officers. Al capone is america's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the united states during the 1920s prohibition era capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent chicago its reputation as a lawless city.
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Al capone biography born: january 17, 1899 brooklyn, new york, new york died: january 25, 1947 palm island, florida american gangster and criminal al scarface capone was an american gangster who rose to power during the prohibition era (1920-33), when the united states banned the. Al capone is credited as american gangster, and criminal, nicknamed scarface al scarface capone was an american gangster who rose to power during the prohibition era (1920-33), when the united states banned the production and sale of liquor. Gabriel capone, (al's father) was one of many italians who immigrated to america, gabriel was a barber and was well educated, while teresa because this book is a biography, i feel the thesis is a combination of truth and the unknown my thoughts on this book and al capone are quite.
For more than 70 years, al capone has been equated with wealth, violence, and corruption as america's most infamous criminal, he has intrigued, attracted, and repulsed the general public with his legendary criminal deeds. Al capone news from united press international he also engaged in various other criminal activities, including bribery of government figures and prostitution capone was publicly criticized for his involvement in the saint valentine's day massacre, when seven rival gang members were executed. Al capone, byname of alphonse capone, also called scarface, (born january 17, 1899, brooklyn, new york, us—died january 25, 1947, palm island, florida), the most famous american gangster, who dominated organized crime in chicago from 1925 to 1931.