BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (MMD Newswire) December 13, 2010 -- Uncle Al Capone: the Untold Story from Inside His Family by Deirdre Marie Capone is a biography and memoir by the grandniece of Al Capone that reveals what it was like to grow up in the shadow of the infamous Chicago mob ringleader.
Deirdre Capone traces the story of the Capone family from their roots in Angri, Italy to Brooklyn and finally Chicago, where her uncle gained notoriety as an organized crime boss. Written from the perspective of someone who actually knew Al Capone in a familial setting, Uncle Al Capone provides readers with unique insight into the doting husband and father Capone was to his family. Taking readers inside the Capone home, Deirdre interviewed aunts, uncles and cousins to find dozens of anecdotes about the man who cooked spaghetti dinners, taught his grandniece to ride a bike and loved the Chicago Cubs. More than just a narrative about Capone at home, however, the book weaves personal memories into the larger story of Capone's life, offering evidence that the media assisted law enforcement agencies in fueling exaggerated rumors about Capone's crimes.
"For years I feared being known as a Capone," says Deirdre. "It wasn't until many years had passed that I came to terms with my family's history and confessed the truth to my children."
Deirdre faced persecution in her early years because of her family's reputation, even losing jobs because of her infamous name. In Uncle Al Capone, she explains why she loved her Capone family name while at the same time sought to flee from the name. Taking readers past the bodyguards and inside Capone's homes in Chicago, Wisconsin and Miami, Deirdre presents new insight into the man who was the public enemy #1.
Uncle Al Capone: the Untold Story from Inside the Family is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
About the Author
Deirdre Marie Capone is the granddaughter of Al Capone's business partner and brother, Ralph Capone. She grew up in Chicago as a member of the Capone family, an experience she found extremely difficult. As soon as she could, Deirdre fled Chicago-and her name-and found her own success away from the shadow cast by the legacy of her famous uncle. She resides in Florida with her husband Bob.
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