Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero

Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero

Douglas Perry

The real tale of Eliot Ness, the mythical lawman who led the Untouchables, took on Al Capone, and stored a city’s soul

Eliot Ness is known for best the Untouchables opposed to the infamous mobster Al Capone. however it seems that the mythical Prohibition Bureau squad’s bold raids have been in basic terms the start. Ness’s precise legacy reaches a long way past Big
Al and Chicago.

Eliot Ness follows the lawman via his days in Chicago and into his forgotten moment act. because the public safeguard director of Cleveland, he accomplished his maximum good fortune: purging town of corruption so deep that the mob and the police have been usually one and a similar. And it was once right here, too, that he confronted certainly one of his maximum demanding situations: a brutal, serial killer referred to as the Torso assassin, who terrorized the town for years.

Eliot Ness provides the 1st entire photograph of the genuine Eliot Ness. either fearless and shockingly shy, he encouraged braveness and loyalty in males two times his age, cast law-enforcement thoughts which are nonetheless with us this day, and earned acclaim and scandal from either his expert and private lives. via all of it, he believed unwaveringly within the integrity of legislation and the elemental goodness of his fellow americans.

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