The books in this series explore the events and personal experiences that led some of history's most fascinating people to engage in heroic or villainous behaviour. The results and consequences of their actions are also detailed. Each volume strives to present these individuals realistically by revealing a hero's flaws and a villain's endearing characteristics. Al Capone is remembered as the quintessential gangster, an arch criminal who was caught only because he failed to pay his taxes. Ruthless and brutal, Capone was also charming and intelligent. This book chronicles the life of one of the most fascinating men of the 20th century.