9 best books featuring notorious figures

Thomas Craughwell lists these books as the best myth-busting histories centered on notorious figures. 


2. ‘Capone: The Man and His Era,’ by Laurence Bergreen

Bergreen’s biography of Al Capone resists passing final judgment on the famous gangster. Instead, the author takes a close look at Capone's family, his pursuers, and what happened behind his cell door in Alcatraz.

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