Al Capone, Brooklyn Native, Subject of Book Talk at BHS Monday

On Monday evening, December 5, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a book talk by Deirdre Bair, author of Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend. Born in Brooklyn in 1899, Capone rose to infamy as head of the rackets–principally bootlegging during the prohibition years–in Chicago. “With exclusive access to his descendants,” Ms. Bair “reveals the man behind the notorious gangster.” Admission is $5, or free for BHS or Green-Wood members. Purchase or reserve tickets here.

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  • Andrew Porter

    The original terrorist, shortly followed by Al Queda, and the notorious Al Gebra…

  • Reggie

    He called his mother every day.

  • Arch Stanton

    Ugh another desperate writer canonizing a horrible thug for profit. Well I guess it kinda goes with the times…..

  • Claude Scales

    Don’t forget Al Fresco and Al Toona.

  • Caliph Herald

    Tupac was the next terrorist…acoustically! Michael Jordan also from BK.

  • winchell’s cavanaugh

    She wasn’t desperate, and she wasn’t canonizing. Very balanced presentation, and her take is definitely that he was a criminal, not Robbin’ Hood.