Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero by Douglas Perry - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Sep 01, 2015
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The true story of Eliot Ness, the legendary lawman who led the Untouchables, took on Al Capone, and saved a citys soul Eliot Ness is famous for leading the Untouchables against the notorious mobster Al Capone. But it turns out that the legendary...

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ISBN
9780698151451
Publisher
Penguin Group (USA)
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Book language
English
Pages
352
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Some brief overview of this book

The true story of Eliot Ness, the legendary lawman who led the Untouchables, took on Al Capone, and saved a citys soul Eliot Ness is famous for leading the Untouchables against the notorious mobster Al Capone. But it turns out that the legendary Prohibition Bureau squads daring raids were only the beginning. Nesss 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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Perry is the author of The Girls of Murder City Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago. Percys 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. fety 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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