Books by Robert J. Schoenberg

MR. CAPONE by Robert J. Schoenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

Scholarly yet lively account of the legendary Prohibition- era gangster. Schoenberg (Geneen, 1984) chronicles Alphonsus Capone's Brooklyn origins; provides a microscopically detailed record of the gangsters, turf, and politicians of the decade of Capone's ascendancy in Chicago; and describes Capone's post-penitentiary retirement to Florida, where the dreaded gangster—infected with tertiary syphilis—spent his last years playing cards and fishing in the enforced calm thought necessary for syphilis victims. Read full book review >