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Capone The Life and World of Al Capone by John Kobler

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Published by Da Capo Press .
Written in English


  • Biography: general,
  • True crime,
  • Organized Crime,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Illinois,
  • Criminals & Outlaws,
  • Criminology,
  • 1899-1947,
  • Biography,
  • Capone, Al,,
  • Criminals,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9698493M
ISBN 100306812851
ISBN 109780306812859

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