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DEIRDRE MARIE CAPONE AND HER AMAZING STORY OF “UNCLE AL CAPONE – THE UNTOLD STORY FROM INSIDE HIS FAMILY”!!
Good morning, Deirdre,and welcome to My Book Addiction and More today!!
MBA&M: Please tell our readers a little about Deirdre Marie Capone?
DEIRDRE: I was born Deirdre Marie Capone granddaughter of Ralph J. Capone (Public enemy #3) older brother and business partner of Alphonse (Al) Capone (Public enemy #1) in Chicago
MBA&M: What where the challenges in writing “ UNCLE AL CAPONE – THE UNTOLD STORY FROM INSIDE HIS FAMILY”?
DEIRDRE: I knew what my family told me because my Uncle Matty was there, but I needed proof from an outside source. There are two books recently published that back up my story, ‘Get Capone” by Jonathan Eig and “Alcatraz – The Gangster Years) by Dr. David Ward.
MBA&M: What if ,anything made you feel you needed to write this story?
DEIRDRE: There is no other person who could write this story and it needed to be told for histroy.
MBA&M: What is your life’s passion,other than writing,of course?
MBA&M: How has being a relative of Al Capone affected your life,or has it?
DEIRDRE: For all the dissension, for all the pain, there comes a moment in our lives where we have to stand up and say, “This—the good and the bad—is who I am.” For Deirdre Marie Capone there came a time to confess to her children, grandchildren and even herself that, yes, they were members of the storied Capone crime family. From her ancestral roots in Angri, Italy to the family’s move to Brooklyn and later Chicago, Deirdre Marie Capone offers the portrait of an American family and her favorite Uncle, endlessly depicted as the iconic mastermind behind some of the century’s most brutal killings.
MBA&M: What is something that scares the heck out of you?Why?
DEIRDRE: Animal cruelty in fact any cruelty. I do not understand that mind set.
MBA&M: What is a favorite comfort food for you?
DEIRDRE: Homemade soup.
MBA&M: Please tell our readers where to find you and where “ UNCLE AL CAPONE – THE UNTOLD STORY FROM INSIDE HIS FAMILY” is available?
DEIRDRE: The name of my book is UNCLE AL CAPONE – THE UNTOLD STORY FROM INSIDE HIS FAMILY. It isavailable in all book stores and online. People can get a personalized autographed copy from my website, WWW.UNCLEALCAPONE.COM
Deirdre, do you have anything you would like to add today?
No thanks you.
Thank you Deirdre for visiting with us and our readers today!!
UNCLE AL CAPONE – THE UNTOLD STORY FROM INSIDE HIS FAMILY
DEIRDRE MARIE CAPONE
- Paperback:214 pages
- Publisher:Recaplodge LLC; 1St Edition edition (October 27, 2010)
- ISBN-13: 978-0982845103
Book Description(from Amazon)Publication Date: October 27, 2010The untold story from inside his family. Dramatic, unyielding, and provocative, Uncle Al Capone by Deirdre Marie Capone, Al Capone’s grandniece, is a fascinating memoir and engaging biography. This moving, highly readable portrait of the Capone family and its mob trade examines what it has meant to survive the storied legacy of the family’s forbearers. As Capone traces the arc of regret and what fuels the Capone myth, she finds redemption and a way to coexist with her legacy. In seventeen chapters with titles like “The Making of the Mafioso,” “Trading the Chicago Outfit for the Chicago Cubs,” and “The Saint Valentine’s Day Truth,” Capone outlines organized crime in Chicago and offers vignettes of American history during the early and mid-twentieth century. Using years of research and exhaustive interviews with her aunts, uncles, and cousins, she weaves an engaging anecdotal narrative of what it meant to be a Capone, what it meant to lose her father to suicide, and what it meant to have a mother who lived in constant fear. She offers compelling evidence that Al Capone was specifically targeted for prosecution by law enforcement agencies assisted by the media, which made gross exaggerations of her uncle’s exploits and fueled a phenomenon of half-truths and utter falsehoods. From the family’s roots in Angri, Italy to the author’s ongoing investigations today, this debut offers a comprehensive and moving portrait of an iconic American family and one woman’s efforts to make peace with the past.
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