Capone hoped to escape Chicago’s cold and windy winters, gangland retaliation wars, and incessant hounding by the law so he fled south to Miami. He longed for paradise where sunshine was a daily commodity, boating and fishing could be easily enjoyed along a sandy coast lapped by azure Atlantic waters, nightlige consisted of high class entertainment clubs and gambling houses, and relaxing by the pool was as close as stepping out your back door. And so Capone purchased a home on Miami Beach, spent time before and after his imprisonment, ran his illegal businesses, and entertained the famous and infamouse alike from his estate on Palm Island. It is there he also died. This book is about that time.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Many have heard about Al Capone’s escapades in Chicago, but few know the story of his time in South Florida–why he came to Miami and his impact on the area. It’s truly a inside look at a nefaroius character that remains a fascinating American figure.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Pressure to rid the state of his morst unwelcomed guest reached all the way to Tallhassee, Florida’s capital. In a statement to all county sheriffs, Florida’s Governor Doyle E. Carlton sent out this notice: “It is reported that Al capone is on his way to Florida. Arrest promptly if he comes your way and escort him to the state border. He cannot remain in Floirda. If you need additional assistance, call me.”
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