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Uncovering the Truth of Al Capone

Biographer Laurence Bergreen has just written a biography of Al Capone, called "Capone: The Man and the Era," which challenges many of America's popular beliefs about the famous gangster. Bergreen reveals the complexity of Capone's life by focusing on the personal details of his life -- his marriage, his role as a loving father, and generous giver. Bergreen has also written biographies of James Agee and Irving Berlin.

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Other segments from the episode on August 2, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 2, 1994: Interview with Nick Cave; Interview with Laurence Bergreen.

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