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Jonathan Eig recounts the criminal exploits of Chicago-based Al Capone whose illegal bootlegging enterprise saw revenues on par with many… read more

Jonathan Eig recounts the criminal exploits of Chicago-based Al Capone whose illegal bootlegging enterprise saw revenues on par with many of the nation’s largest companies.  Utilizing newly discovered documents that include Capone’s personal letters and wiretap transcripts the author recounts President Herbert Hoover’s desire to apprehend the infamous gangster.  Jonathan Eig discussed his book at the Chicago History Museum in Chicago. close

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Book Discussion on Get Capone

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293325-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
May 22, 2010
Last Aired:
Feb 14, 2011

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  • May 22, 2010 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 22, 2010 | 3:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 23, 2010 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 10, 2010 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 11, 2010 | 3:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 12, 2011 | 9:16am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 13, 2011 | 4:16pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 14, 2011 | 5:16am EST | C-SPAN 3
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