March 28th, 2015
Home | Log in! or Register

Fresh Fiction
Todays_Pick
Fresh Pick
Unbecoming
50 WAYS TO RUIN A RAKE50 WAYS TO RUIN A RAKE
On Top Shelf
Join Our mailing list:

Perfect Books to welcome spring...March Reads

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
She Crossed the Sea to Save a Legacy… Finding Love Was Not Part of Her Plan


slideshow image
She was the only woman ever to rock his world.


slideshow image
Sometimes you can come home again…


slideshow image
An unlikely hoyden saves a wary duke with her love but betrayal threatens to destroy them both.


slideshow image
Darkly gifted and dangerously skilled, to survive, they'll have to solve...the Phoenix Code.


slideshow image
The Sweet Magnolias


Deirdre Marie Capone


Her grandfather was Ralph Capone, listed in 1930 as Public Enemy #3 by the Chicago Crime Commission. That makes her the grand niece of Public Enemy #1: Al Capone.

As a child, she didn't know he was a notorious gangster ... he was just her Uncle Al. She sat on his knee and traded "knock-knock" jokes with him. He taught her how to swim, ride a bike, and play the mandolin.

But after he died on her seventh birthday she began paying the price of being a Capone.

From age 7 to 13 her classmates were not allowed to play with her. Just before her 11th birthday her father committed suicide due to the burden of the Capone name. At age 18 she was fired from her first full-time job because of her name. These circumstances made Deirdre determined to find out more about her family history and to write this book.

Over the course of many years she had countless conversations with her grandfather Ralph, as well as Al's other brothers and only sister, Al's wife, and his only child, Sonny. Some were more open than others, and each made her promise to not publish anything until all of them were dead and buried. Deirdre is the last member of Al's family born with the name Capone. She is literally …the last of the Capones. Finally, after all these years she is able to share things about Al Capone and his family that none of his many biographers ever knew.

Most importantly, this is the only book written about Alphonse Capone by a person who actually knew him, touched him, heard him talk, and ate meals with him.

 

Books:

Uncle Al Capone, November 2010
Paperback

Bookmark and Share

 

Barnes & Noble

 

 

 

 

 

© 2003-2015 off-the-edge.net
all rights reserved

Google+