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Eliot Ness

The Rise And Fall Of An American Hero

By Douglas Perry, 1968-

The true story of Eliot Ness, the legendary lawman who led the Untouchables, took on Al Capone, and saved a city’s soul



Eliot Ness is famous for leading the Untouchables against the notorious mobster Al Capone. But it turns out that the legendary Prohibition Bureau squad’s daring raids were only the beginning. Ness’s true legacy reaches far beyond Big

Al and Chicago.



Eliot Ness follows the lawman through his days in Chicago and into his forgotten second act. As the public safety director of Cleveland, he achieved his greatest success: purging the city of corruption so deep that the mob and the police were often one and the same. And it was here, too, that he faced one of his greatest challenges: a brutal, serial killer known as the Torso Murderer, who terrorized the city for years.



Eliot Ness presents the first complete picture of the real Eliot Ness. Both fearless and shockingly shy, he inspired courage and loyalty in men twice his age, forged law-enforcement innovations that are still with us today, and earned acclaim and scandal from both his professional and personal lives. Through it all, he believed unwaveringly in the integrity of law and the basic goodness of his fellow Americans.

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2014

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9780670025886


Format: Book
Author: Perry, Douglas, 1968-
Summary: A wide-ranging portrait of the legendary leader of the Untouchables traces his years after his famous confrontation with Al Capone, documenting his efforts to end corruption in Cleveland and his achievements throughout the Torso Murderer case.
Title: Eliot Ness : the rise and fall of an American hero / Douglas Perry.
Publisher Date: New York, New York : Viking, [2014]
Subject: Ness, Eliot. United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Detectives -- United States -- Biography.
Isbn: 9780670025886 0670025887
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Call Number: B Ness
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Bib Id: 497867

Format: Book
Author: Perry, Douglas, 1968-
Summary: A wide-ranging portrait of the legendary leader of the Untouchables traces his years after his famous confrontation with Al Capone, documenting his efforts to end corruption in Cleveland and his achievements throughout the Torso Murderer case.
Title: Eliot Ness : the rise and fall of an American hero / Douglas Perry.
Publisher, Date: New York, New York : Viking, [2014]
Description: 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: Ness, Eliot.
Subjects: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Subjects: Detectives -- United States -- Biography.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-325) and index.
LCCN: 2013018406
ISBN: 9780670025886
ISBN: 0670025887
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Call Number: B Ness