Press Release: At Home With Al Capone


With millions of eager viewers, “Boardwalk Empire” has faithfully recreated the roaring twenties, including notorious gangsters like Al Capone and his brother Ralph.  Deirdre Marie Capone is the last living member of the Capone family.  Her story is captivating.  Only Deirdre can tell it like it really was.


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Al Capone. Mugshot information from Science an...

Al Capone. Mugshot information from Science and Society Picture Gallery: Al Capone (1899-1947), American gangster, 17 June 1931. ‘Al Capone sent to prison. This picture shows the Bertillon photographs of Capone made by the US Dept of Justice. His rogue’s gallery number is C 28169’. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


At Home With Al Capone

Bonita Springs, FL, October 5, 2012 – Almost every family has secrets; some families have bigger things to hide. That was the case for Deirdre Marie Capone. During her childhood, the topic no one wanted to discuss was her great-uncle, Al Capone, notorious for his crimes and dubbed “Public Enemy Number One.”

Al Capone’s brother, Ralph Capone, begged his granddaughter Deirdre Marie Capone not to publish the family secrets until she was the last living member of the family.  She did as he asked, but in recent years she has become a leading authority on crime families and their dynamics.

“As a result of countless interviews I have become an expert in crime families and how they evolve,” Deirdre Marie Capone says. “Crime during the Capone era was limited to the men who ran the businesses. Family was off limits. But I can tell my father’s story now: he grew up during a remarkable era of our country’s history, and it cost him his life.”

Capone’s book, Uncle Al Capone, The Untold Story from Inside His Family (Recap Publishing) reveals for the first time many startling facts about one of the most famous gangsters of the twentieth century. She skillfully recreates the setting, the flamboyant, careless generation who made illegal drinking a glamorous pastime. “The book doesn’t even begin to cover all the stories I could tell,” she notes.

As a child, Deirdre Marie didn’t know he was a notorious gangster; he was just her Uncle Al. He taught her how to swim, ride a bike, and play the mandolin. But after he died on her seventh birthday she began paying the price of being a Capone. From age 7 to 13 her classmates were forbidden to play with her. When she was 10 her father committed suicide due to the burden of the Capone name. At age 18 she was fired from her first full-time job because of her name. As soon as she could, she left Chicago and her family name behind.

Capone captures the story that eluded dozens of writers: Al Capone as a loving, if flawed, family man. No other biographer has captured the truth about Al Capone: none of the others were family.

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Uncle Al Capone: The Untold Story from Inside His Family
(Recap Publishing)
ISBN13: 978-0982845103


Jonathan Eig, author of Get Capone: “A lot of people think Al Capone was a psychopath. A lot of people think Robert DeNiro captured the true nature of America’s most notorious gangster. A lot of people are fools. Deirdre Marie Capone is not one of them. Do yourself a favor: read it. When you’re done, you can judge Al Capone for yourself.”

Nick Pileggi, author of Wiseguys,  adapted into the movie “Goodfellas,” and the book/screenplay Casino: “Congratulations! I loved the book. The other writers who have written about your uncle know very little about him compared to you and your family members, but their stuff is based on court papers, old police records and news clippings.”

Tim Schenzel: “Uncle Al Capone is a refreshing change of pace and is a must for any Capone fan’s library. When you read it, you realize that her family, excluding the outside business, isn’t too terribly different than yours or mine.”

April R., My Book Addiction and More: “…an amazing story of family loyalty, murder, gangsters, power, money… and the truth about Al Capone…A must read for anyone who enjoys family, and the wonders of the Capone empire.”

Sanford, Florida: “Once I started to read this book I could not put it down.”

Niesa Xoxo: “I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves or wants to know more about the 1920’s and 30’s era….well-written, fast-paced and dramatic.”


Information courtesy of


Janice Evans
Ascot Media Group
Post Office Box 133032
The Woodlands, TX 77393
Office: (281) 333-3507




~ by adelesymonds on October 5, 2012.

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