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Eliot Ness : the rise and fall of an American hero
Format:
Book
Title:
Eliot Ness : the rise and fall of an American hero
ISBN:
9780670025886
Publication:
New York : Viking, 2014
Physical Description:
335 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Subject(s):
United States. Bureau of Prohibition.

Detectives -- United States -- Biography.
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