Monday, July 25, 2016

Making of the Mob-Chicago

I am part of this series. 

Season 2, Episode 3

Blood Filled Streets

A betrayal destroys peace in Chicago, and Torrio and Capone seek revenge against the Irish gangs. The "Beer Wars" make Capone Chicago's top gangster.

Friday, July 8, 2016

10 things politicians can learn from Al Capone

The American people are clearly fed up with the increasingly scandalous behavior of politicians.  So what, do you suppose, could politicians learn from the most notorious gangster in history?  ...Try this:

  • Your word should be your bond.
  • Family is everything.
  • Don't let your head get to big for your hat.
  • Pay your taxes.  (Al got 11 years, not a cabinet post.)
  • Be proud to be an American.
  • Don't lie to the people you work for.
  • Beware of Communism...the threat is Real.
  • Find out what it's like to run a business and meet a payroll.
  • Create jobs, not dependents.
  • Be loyal to friends, and invincible to enemies.

I am a Capone

I am a Capone. .As Al Capone’s grandniece and the last surviving member of the family to bear the Capone name, I’m uniquely qualified to tell the behind the headlines story. Also, I’ve lived the haunted legacy that is part and parcel of being related to someone with such a notorious reputation. Through the use of personal recollection, interviews with now deceased family members, exclusive access to hundreds of personal letters, photographs and other documents, I have written a recently published book,  revised in (2015) Uncle Al Capone – The Untold Story from Inside His Family, In it I present both a portrait of the man and a detailed accounting of the turbulent wake left behind by my grand uncle’s voyage through the troubled waters of mid-century America.