Deirdre Capone Sat. 2pm Pacific
We always heard that Al Capone was behind the St. Valentines Day Massacre...the killers dressed like cops. NOT TRUE, says his beloved neice. The killers were REAL COPS, and she says she can prove it....
Okay...go for it. She's back and fiesty as ever! Deirdre Capone, author of the best-seller, UNCLE AL CAPONE joins Burl Barer and guest co-host Marie Mackay (Howard and Mark are both on tour or something)
This Saturday, 2pm Pacific, 4pm Central, 5pm Eastern, and 10pm UK time, we have Deirdre Marie Capone, author of "Uncle Al Capone."
Al Capone was Public Enemy #1. He even made the cover of TIME Magazine.
He was also a family man in more ways than one.
NO OTHER BOOK ABOUT AL CAPONE WAS WRITTEN BY:
- A member of his family
- A person who ate meals with him, sat on his lap, slept in his house
- A person whom he taught to swim, ride a bike & play the mandolin.
- A person who helped him cook meals
- A person who’s father was raised by Al’s mother as a sibling
- A person who was Al Capone’s only sisters’ best friend
- A person who’s grandfather was Al Capone’s older brother and partner
- A person who as an adult had countless conversations/interviews with A.C’s business partners and younger brothers
- A person who can make the previously unpublished recipes for A.C’s favorite meals
- A person who’s father committed suicide due to the burden of the Capone name
- A person who was scorned by classmates for many years, and fired from job’s because she was related to Al Capone
- A person who presents Al’s partner’s version of what really happened on St. Valentine’s Day of 1929
- A person who knows what happened to the millions of dollars Al Capone had stashed away
- A person who was told by famous comedian/singer Joe E. Lewis, that it was not Al Capone who was responsible for his throat being slashed
- A person who learned from her grandfather of A.C’s history changing plans to buy the Chicago Cubs, make Babe Ruth the player/manager and hire Satchel Paige to be the first black player in the history of baseball
- A person who has previously unpublished family photos
- A person who was personally told by Nat “King” Cole and Sammy Davis Jr. how helpful and supporting AC was with black people
- A person who can take you inside the homes of Al Capone to Chicago, Wisconsin and Miami as they were when he was living in them
- A person who can give you an entirely different view of one of the most world renown men in history
- A person who survived the stigma of the Capone name to become a productive, successful citizen, with 4 college educated children and 14 beautiful grandchildren – all a credit to society.