Despite the best efforts of previous biographers lacking true insider’s access, details about Capone’s early years have, until now, mostly been shrouded in mystery. With access gained through invaluable familial connections, the authors were able to open the previously sealed mouths of Capone’s known living associates. Collecting information through these interviews and never-before-published documents, the life of young Al Capone at last came into focus.
Among the many revelations in Young Al Capone are new details about the brutal Halloween Night murder of rival gangster “Wild Bill” Lovett, grisly details on how Capone and his Black Hand crew cleverly planned the shootout and barbaric hatchet slaying of White Hand boss Richard “Peg Leg” Lonergan, insight into the dramatic incident that forced Capone to leave New York, and much more.
SubtitleThe Untold Story of Scarface in New York, 1899-1925
AuthorBy William Balsamo, By John Balsamo
Published1 September 2012
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.