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Eliot Ness

The Rise and Fall of An American Hero
Perry, Douglas (Book - 2014 )
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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.
Authors: Perry, Douglas, 1968-
Title: Eliot Ness
the rise and fall of an American hero
Publisher: New York, New York :, Viking,, 2014.
Characteristics: 335 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Rising star. Hardboiled ; Mama's boy ; The Special Agents ; Flaunting their badness ; The Capone fans ; Good-hearted Al ; The first step ; Kid stuff ; How close it had been ; The Untouchables ; A real and lasting impression ; It's just Tuesday night
Center of the universe. Chasing moonshine ; Real work ; Tough babies ; This guy Ness is crazy ; The boy wonder ; Right to the heart of things ; Victim no. 4 ; The original mystery man ; The sadistic type ; Social workers ; The virtues of courage ; Gun, blackjack, and brass knuckles ; Against racketeers ; The Doctor ; An unwelcome surprise ; Full of love ; Clearing house ; L'Affaire Ness ; This is war
Falling star. Girls, girls, girls ; Starting over ; Ness is necessary ; Eliot-am-big-U-ous Ness ; Literary life.
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.
Local Note: 1 6 15 16 17 18 29 35 53 57 69 82 109 112 118 122 133 138 143 148 149 152 159 172 173 177 182 193 198 203 210 216 222 226 231 242 243 244 262 263 264 276
ISBN: 0670025887
9780670025886
Statement of Responsibility: Douglas Perry
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-325) and index.
Subject Headings: Detectives United States Biography. United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Ness, Eliot.
Topical Term: Detectives
LCCN: 2013018406
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"Federal law enforcement agent Eliot Ness is best known for having defeated Chicago gangster Al Capone. Ness's fame led to a film and a television series called The Untouchables, which, though fictionalised, cemented his position in Jazz Age history. In Eliot Ness, biographer Douglas Perry corrects both the popular image of a heroic figure and the subsequent revisionist view that Ness's part in the Capone cleanup was minor. Readers who enjoy biography, early 20th-century history, or historical true crime shouldn't miss Perry's thoroughly researched, engaging book." Biography and Memoir April 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/43337901-34d1-4c84-b134-32954b837d7d?postId=71b729f6-9022-4878-baad-967f3a6f4063

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