Story of 'Uncle Al Capone'
Niece of mobster on her new book
- Duration 3:33
- Date Feb 1, 2012
Niece of mobster on her new book
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-- infamy as the leader of Chicago mafia during the year of prohibition.
Al Capone they're -- their promote mug shots was considered charming charitable but most of all a man capable of vicious acts and murder.
But to our next guest Al Capone was just -- our uncle.
And family member her new book called uncle Al Capone the untold story from inside his family.
Marie Capone shares the softer side of the man -- some consider the most notorious mobster in American history.
Did -- thanks -- joining us.
For a while I understand you were embarrassed by the last name he had no friends because -- last name why you -- and racing the last name now.
Because no one else can tell -- Interested people.
Did real story about Al Capone except me.
I you know was raised inside that that home.
I know him very well of all the other authors of anything that has been written about Al Capone.
Not a single one of those -- ever knew him and I need to correct one thing that you said when I was coming man.
Al Capone was not part of the mafia.
The mafia is an organization where you need to -- -- still yet to be part of it in my family is not Sicilian so they were never part of the mafia.
What he did -- he ran an organization called the outfit hard.
Yet he had essentially his own mob I I understand correct you.
He died on -- -- seventh birthday.
And perhaps you heard from your family -- your -- what he did but did you ever know that he was out there and and he was responsible for the deaths of a bunch of people.
Not really eat every time they would go to.
His Miami home where the Wisconsin home or specially.
The Chicago home.
And if -- was in residence at the time there were always armed guards at the front in the back door and so even this a little girl you know -- Knew that something was up.
-- and for your listeners what I try to do is say try to equate.
Art history in the United States to the wild west in the wild west if you -- somebody's cattle are still some of these woman.
There was a price to pay and two cowboys would you know lineup and I either into the street and you know first -- Jack died.
That's what it was -- back in those days there was honor among thieves.
People got into the business of providing what the people wanted.
Remember this was prohibition.
And people -- didn't like prohibition.
It was a roaring twenties women were bobbing their hair shortening their skirts.
And everything Jack GS was coming into -- -- and they wanted alcohol and quite honestly my grandfather really ran the operation.
And they ran up a good business they could provide Internet people would top quality alcoholic and I wasn't gonna make compliant.
Al Capone alcohol.
Just one of the thing about your -- Uncle Al Capone in addition it's a great pictures like we're looking at right there also you've got those recipes including.
That Teresa used to make that he loves so much.
It just -- -- a deer drop Marie Capone -- and -- -- today from Fort Myers down in Florida thank you very much for assurance -- -- remember things are you very much for having me.
You bet my uncle -- thank you.