Saturday, January 24, 2015

American Gangsters: The Life and Legacy of Al Capone, by Charles River Editors

Barnes & Noble

  • Explains the legends and separates fact from fiction regarding Capone's most famous hits, including the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. 
  • Includes pictures of Capone and important people, places, and events in his life. 
  • Includes a Table of Contents

2.5 stars, upped to three because it was free on Amazon and I didn't hate it.

The authors of this book, the Charles River Editors, could have done a much better job, editing: timelines went backward and forward; punctuation was missing or in the wrong place; the word "somehow" was used every time someone survived an assassination attempt; and so on.

I also expected more "fact vs. fiction" as promised in the synopsis--at least more than a few paragraphs at the end.