The Touchable History of Al Capone

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REBROADCAST: Journalist JONATHAN EIG tells us almost everything we know about legendary Chicago gangster Al Capone is wrong. Eliot Ness wasn’t the man who brought down Capone, and newly discovered FBI records reveal Capone was unlikely responsible for the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Through handwritten letters, wiretap transcripts and recently discovered government documents, Eig reconstructs this infamous American lore in, “Get Capone: The Secret Plot that Captured America’s Most Wanted Gangster.” 

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