NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Deirdre Bair, author of “Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend,” was approached to write a book about the world’s most famous gangster.
Bair’s unique perspective comes from the stories given to her directly from Al Capone’s family. From his entrepreneurial spirit, family values, and debunked myth’s, Deirdre’s take on Al Capone’s life is a must read.
Deirdre Bair received the National Book Award for Samuel Beckett: A Biography. Her biographies of Simone de Beauvoir and Carl Jung were finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and her biography of Simone de Beauvoir was chosen by The New York Times as a Best Book of the Year. Her biography of Anaïs Nin and her most recent book, Saul Steinberg: A Biography, were both New York Times Notable Books.