Al Capone Biography

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Take a moment and close your eyes. Now, place yourself in the shoes of your ancestors, while picturing what their adventure to America was like. Firstly, your family sets off, moving thousands of miles away, to a land they know nothing about in order to live a better life. Your family begins to unload from the ship with a plethora of people beside you. Instantly, your feet hit American soil and you find yourself taking a moment to breath in the crisp, freedom-bound air with a sense of pride and relief. Your father silently whispers to your mother, “we made it.” Then suddenly, you regain your sense of reality and everything comes crashing down all at once. Mother is frantic because it’s been weeks and father can’t find a job. She’s also pregnant …show more content…
The individual, who I decided to focus my report on, demonstrates what it’s like to have to fight for yourself, from the very beginning of his life. Fortunately, I decided to centralize my report on an era within American history that fascinates me most: Prohibition. The biography, “Al Capone” written by Rick Hornung, depicts the life of Al Capone, one of America’s most notorious gangsters within the first half of the 20th century. Based primarily in Chicago, Capone made his multimillion net worth from various illegal businesses. It was in 1920, during the height of the prohibition that his businesses such as bootlegging, gambling, prostitution, racketeering, and various other “mob” related activities skyrocketed. Although, Capone was a philanthropist, he evolved into a ruthless killer who believed in eliminating his competition no matter what it took to do so. However, in order to gain a full insight into Capone’s career of crime, you must; analyze his upbringing, depict his adolescent life; primarily while in grade school and most importantly, his relocation to …show more content…
Capone’s rise of popularity escalated within the Prohibition era, where he cultivated crime, engaged in illegal propositions while making multimillions throughout the process. I greatly enjoyed learning about this infamous gangster from reading author, Rick Hornung’s biography, “Al Capone.” Hornung was able to show Capone, not only as a gangster, but also as a troubling individual as well. This biography was a compelling profile into the life of a man who was not only a gangster and gentlemen; tyrant and pal; but as a family man and murdering

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