August 11, 2011

Al Capone by Nate Hendley

Al Capone: Chicago's King of Crime I love books that get right into the story, rather than spending the first half setting up the background.  Hendley’s book on Capone did just that.  He gave some detail about Capone’s family and upbringing before moving quickly into the story about Capone himself.

The book is filled with facts and dates about his life, and does a nice job of providing the history as a novel.  The details don’t interrupt the flow of the story.

I haven’t read much about Capone.  Hendley’s book portrays the man as arrogant and simply unlikeable.  Readers will also be amazed by the amount of corruption that went on in that time.  At less than 150 pages, it’s an easy Sunday afternoon read.

Disclaimer: I received this book through a goodreads giveaway.

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