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News Mon Apr 12 2010

Get Capone Through New iPhone App

Best-selling author Jonathan Eig's new book, Get Capone, sheds new light on the criminal investigation leading to the conviction of gang leader Al Capone, through never-before-seen government documents and newly discovered letters written by Capone himself. The book, which last January may have inadvertently helped re-open the 1939 murder case of businessman Edward J. O'Hare, is being promoted through up-to-the-minute technology. Eig wrote an iPhone app, "Chicago Gangland Tour," a guidebook-style app featuring over 600 photos. "With today's technology, you can just stand somewhere, pull out your phone, and know whose blood got spilled on that very spot," he said. Get Capone comes out April 27. Official book release party held Tuesday, April 27 at 7 p.m., at Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, $15, $12 members, includes whiskey tasting. Eig will also appear at the Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave., on April 28 at 7 p.m.

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