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Title:
Al Capone
Author:
Yancey, Diane.
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Lucent Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.8 5.0 64790.
ISBN:
9781560069492
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Al Capone is remembered as the quintessential gangster, an arch criminal who was caught only because he failed to pay his taxes. Ruthless and brutal, Capone was also charming and intelligent. The book chronicles the life of one of the most fascinating men of the twentieth century.


Author Notes

Diane Yancey writes about the strange, little-known facts of history for nonfiction young adult books. She has written The Hunt for Hidden Killers: Ten Cases of Medical Mystery and Camels for Uncle Sam, which received the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-The legendary Chicago gangster has long been held up as a powerful and merciless man, capable of doing away with anyone who got in his way. From his days on the Brooklyn wharves to his ascendancy into head boss status, Capone is characterized through his actions and primary-source information. Yancey presents a chronological telling of his life, including his not-so-well-known benevolence, and includes excerpts from some well-known adult books. The black-and-white photographs add dimension to the text, and the picture of Capone, riddled with syphilis as he leaves Alcatraz for Terminal Island, is telling evidence of his fall from power. This is an accessible, concise book on a complex man.-Lynn Evarts, Sauk Prairie High School, Prairie du Sac, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.