Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero

Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero

by Douglas Perry
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Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero by Douglas Perry

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670025886
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/20/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Douglas Perry is the author of The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago. Percy’s an award-winning writer and editor whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The San Jose Mercury News, The Oregonian, Tennis, and many other publications. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
efm More than 1 year ago
Very Informative, clears up his history nicely,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book and a hero! Another great read is Hector's Juice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey i got grounded wont be back for awhile
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh... ok