Al Capone


A Selected Bibliography for The Capone Era in Chicago.

  • Allsop, Kenneth. The Bootleggers: the Story of Chicago's Prohibition Era. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1968.

  • Asbury, Herbert. Gem of the Prairie: an Informal History of the Chicago Underworld. New York, London: A.A. Knopf, 1940; 1986 reprint.

  • Bergreen, Laurence. Capone: the Man and the Era. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994.

  • Boettiger, John. Jake Lingle: or Chicago on the Spot. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc., 1931.

  • Burns, Walter Noble. The One-way Ride: the Red Trail of Chicago Gangland from Prohibition to Jake Lingle. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1931.

  • Enright, Richard T. Capone's Chicago. Likeville, MN: Northstar Maschek Books, 1931; 1987 reprint.

  • Halper, Albert, editor. The Chicago Crime Book. Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1967.

  • Hammer, Richard. The illustrated history of organized crime. Philadelphia: Courage Books, 1989.

  • Kobler, John. Capone: the Life and World of Al Capone. New York: Da Capo Press, 1992.

  • Landesco, John. Organized crime in Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968.

  • Murray, George. The Legacy of Al Capone: Portraits and Annals of Chicago's Public Enemies. New York: Putnam, 1975.

  • Nash, Jay Robert. Bloodletters and Badmen: A Narrative Encyclopedia of American Criminals from the Pilgrims to the Present. New York: Warner Books, 1975.

  • Ness, Eliot. The Untouchables. New York: Messner, 1957; 1987 reprint.

  • Pasl, Fred D. Al Capone: the Biography of a Self-made Man. New York: I. Washburn, 1930: 1987 reprint.

  • Ruth, David E. Inventing the Public Enemy: the Gangster in American Culture, 1918-1934. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

  • Schoenberg, Robert J. Mr. Capone: the Real - and Complete - Story of Al Capone. New York: Morrow, 1992.

  • Smith, Alson Jesse. Syndicate City: the Chicago Crime Cartel and What to do About It. Chicago: It Regnery Co., 1954.

  • Spiering, Frank. The Man who Got Capone. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976.

  • Waller, Irle. Chicago Uncensored: Firsthand Stories About the Al Capone Era. New York: Exposition Press, 1965.

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