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This review is from: Capone: The Life and World of Al Capone: The Life and Times of Al Capone (Paperback)
After watching the TV show `boardwalk empire' I was keen to understand the background to this underground figure. I ordered the book without really paying attention on how long it was. The first few chapters flow well but then seemed to drag on going into far too much detail. The book did give an understanding into how Capone rose to being the no1 gangster but in a rather long winded way. It felt like it was a prosecutors report with details of transactions which although factual were not required apart from the big numbers. I ended up skim reading the book to get to the bits I wanted to read.