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The Resource Scarface and the untouchable : Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the battle for Chicago, Max Allan Collins & A. Brad Schwartz

Scarface and the untouchable : Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the battle for Chicago, Max Allan Collins & A. Brad Schwartz

Label
Scarface and the untouchable : Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the battle for Chicago
Title
Scarface and the untouchable
Title remainder
Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the battle for Chicago
Statement of responsibility
Max Allan Collins & A. Brad Schwartz
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A riveting, myth-shattering dual portrait of Al Capone, America's most notorious gangster, and Eliot Ness, the legendary Prohibition agent whose extraordinary investigative work crippled his organization. Written with novelistic pacing and underpinned by groundbreaking research, Collins and Schwartz deliver the definitive account of the iconic struggle between the mythic yet real combatants who have captivated the world for 90 years. -- adapted from publisher info
  • "In 1929, thirty-year-old gangster Al Capone ruled both Chicago's underworld and its corrupt government. To a public who scorned Prohibition, 'Scarface' became a local hero and national celebrity. But after the brutal St. Valentine's Day Massacre transformed Capone into 'Public Enemy Number One,' the federal government found an unlikely new hero in a twenty-seven-year-old Prohibition agent named Eliot Ness. Chosen to head the legendary law enforcement team known as 'The Untouchables,' Ness set his sights on crippling Capone's criminal empire. Today, no underworld figure is more iconic than Al Capone and no lawman as renowned as Eliot Ness. Yet in 2016 the Chicago Tribune wrote, 'Al Capone still awaits the biographer who can fully untangle, and balance, the complexities of his life,' while revisionist historians have continued to misrepresent Ness and his remarkable career. Enter Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz, a unique and vibrant writing team combining the narrative skill of a master novelist with the scholarly rigor of a trained historian. Collins is the New York Times bestselling author of the gangster classic Road to Perdition. Schwartz is a rising-star historian whose work anticipated the fake-news phenomenon. Scarface and the Untouchable draws upon decades of primary source research--including the personal papers of Ness and his associates, newly released federal files, and long-forgotten crime magazines containing interviews with the gangsters and G-men themselves. Collins and Schwartz have recaptured a bygone bullet-ridden era while uncovering the previously unrevealed truth behind Scarface's downfall. Together they have crafted the definitive work on Capone, Ness, and the battle for Chicago."--Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 364.1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6248.C37
LC item number
C65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Scarface and the untouchable : Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the battle for Chicago, Max Allan Collins & A. Brad Schwartz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-674) and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-674) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Untouchable truth -- Map: Organized crime in 1920s Chicago -- Rogues' gallery -- Prologue: St. Valentine's Day -- Prairie Avenue boys -- Citizen Capone -- On the spot -- Epilogue: The great American city
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 699 pages
Isbn
9780062441959
Lccn
2018024767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
on1042077150
Label
Scarface and the untouchable : Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the battle for Chicago, Max Allan Collins & A. Brad Schwartz
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-674) and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-674) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Untouchable truth -- Map: Organized crime in 1920s Chicago -- Rogues' gallery -- Prologue: St. Valentine's Day -- Prairie Avenue boys -- Citizen Capone -- On the spot -- Epilogue: The great American city
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 699 pages
Isbn
9780062441959
Lccn
2018024767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
on1042077150

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