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by Eliot Ness

Category: True Crime
Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: Eliot Ness
ISBN: 0561000158
ISBN13: 978-0561000152
Language: English
Publisher: Bailey Bros. & Swinfen (1967)
Pages: 256
Fb2 eBook: 1530 kb
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The Untouchables book. In my yard sale book finds this past weekend was this book, "The Untouchables" by Eliot Ness/Oscar Fraley and I just had to have it. Got it for a song -no dance even required, ya know

The Untouchables book. Got it for a song -no dance even required, ya know. Well today, I had started reading another yard sale selection book by I guess I've always been a bit of a sucker for crime shows, and especially those that have the true stories behind them. I remember quite well trying to make sure I got to see every episode of "The Untouchables" way back when it was on the air.

Since my knowledge of Eliot Ness was limited to the 1960s series and Ness' book with Oscar Fraley, I found . it imbued the epsiodes with a sense o. .

Since my knowledge of Eliot Ness was limited to the 1960s series and Ness' book with Oscar Fraley, I found Tucker's book to be extremely informative, interesting and helpful. Ness' reputation has certainly taken wide swings in the past and I think Tucker's book does a good job of restoring some balance and reporting the true state of affairs it imbued the epsiodes with a sense of Brechtian pretense, even perhaps an air of fantasy - if not indeed the phantasmagoric.

The Untouchables is an autobiographical memoir by Eliot Ness co-written with Oscar Fraley, published in 1957. The book deals with the experiences of Eliot Ness, a federal agent in the Bureau of Prohibition, as he fights crime in Chicago in the late 1920s and early 1930s with the help of a special team of agents handpicked for their incorruptibility, nicknamed The Untouchables.

The Untouchables were special agents of the . Bureau of Prohibition led by Eliot Ness, who, from 1930 to 1932, worked to end Al Capone's illegal activities by aggressively enforcing Prohibition laws against his organization

The Untouchables were special agents of the . Bureau of Prohibition led by Eliot Ness, who, from 1930 to 1932, worked to end Al Capone's illegal activities by aggressively enforcing Prohibition laws against his organization. Legendary for being fearless and incorruptible, they earned the nickname "The Untouchables" after several agents refused large bribes from members of the Chicago Outfit. 311–331, 349-365, 390-394, 398-399, 492-496.

THE UNTOUCHABLE AND UNKNOWN Torso wants to kill me, Eliot thought. Eliot remembered coming here in 1934. Cleveland had been someplace back when Eliot was the City Safety Supervisor. Cleveland infected Eliot like a disease. Being here again was torture. Coming here for Eliot was like an old general touring. Before the war there was plenty to build and people to build it. Now that was all gone and Cleveland’s star was fading.

Eliot Ness was a prohibition agent in Chicago during the 1930's  .

I watched the Untouchables know a little about Elliot Ness and Al Capone. I wasn't watching the Untouchables for the educations part, though. I was just hoping for an entertaining movie. That is what I got. I thought the Untouchables movie was very interesting with some great gunfights and a good story. For the most part, the acting was very good in this movie. Robert DeNiro was frighteningly good as Al Capone, and Kevin Costner did a great job as Elliot Ness.

American FBI agent Eliot Ness headed the investigation of Chicago mobster Al Capone in the 1930s (Getty Images). The book sold and sold and sold. The television series, starring tough-guy Robert Stack as Ness, debuted in 1959 and ran for four years

American FBI agent Eliot Ness headed the investigation of Chicago mobster Al Capone in the 1930s (Getty Images). The assistant prosecutor calls his boss, who comes out and also bangs on the door in a now-see-here huff – and gets the same high-hat treatment. Shaking in their wingtips, they call Ness. The television series, starring tough-guy Robert Stack as Ness, debuted in 1959 and ran for four years.

Электронная книга "Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago", Max Allan Collins, A. Brad Schwartz

Электронная книга "Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago", Max Allan Collins, A. Brad Schwartz. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

Comments to eBook The untouchables,
Bele
A factual and very factual statement of how a small group of chosen men wiped out Al Capone and cleaned up one of the darkest of Chicago's historical chapters. It's tragic that Elliot Ness wasn't more venerated in his own time and I doubt there are many around today who could accomplish what he did with such a few men by his side. This is worth reading just to try to get your head around the fear and horror of Capone's thugs. Men of such character as Ness and his team are rare in any situation; then or now. I would recommend this book to young people because it will give them a good look at what it's like to have your priorities straight, respect authority, and use your imagination to find solutions to impossible problems.
Mmsa
Fans of Brian De Palma's film version of THE UNTOUCHABLES may be surprised at how fictional his adaptation is, that is, if the original book co-written by Eliot Ness is at all accurate.

Eliot wasn't a new arrival from D.C. and wasn't married; he was born in Chicago and lived there with his parents. He had no mentor/best friend who was a former cop. The Untouchables were a group of twelve chosen men, not two plus an assigned accountant. A round table meeting where Al Capone crushed a guy's head with a baseball bat never happened. Ness and Capone never traded angry words. There was no horseback raid at the Canadian border. Frank Nitti was a mob boss with underlings. He didn't participate in hits and the film's train station, courtroom and rooftop sequences were pure fiction. Nitti wasn't thrown off a building by Ness; he died a decade later after shooting himself twice in the head with a .32.

Much of the fast-paced book by Ness and Oscar Fraley concerns wiretaps, mutual spying, the locating and destruction of illegal stills and Eliot's real concern that once Capone returned from a year of incarceration in Pennsylvania, the Untouchables would be caught up in a war in which they were outnumbered three or four to one, a potential battle that would pit their shotguns and revolvers against car bombs, hand grenades, hired assassins and Tommy guns.

Although it never came to a pitched showdown, Ness did have some close scrapes. Only sheer luck and Eliot's heightened sense of danger saved him. His closest ally was a casualty, however.

Of all the situations presented here, one would've really added to De Palma's movie, a slow parade past Capone's hotel headquarters of 45 of his vehicles that the stillbusters seized on raids, from small trucks to big rigs, flatbeds and tankers. Finding such a number of old vehicles would surely be a near-impossible task, but it would've made one helluva sight!

The narrative loses momentum only during the last few chapters, and Capone's ultimate conviction on tax evasion charges is almost anti-climactic. Even so, THE UNTOUCHABLES was a compelling read and is highly recommended!
Doomblade
Fans of Brian De Palma's film version of THE UNTOUCHABLES may be surprised at how fictional his adaptation is, that is, if the original book co-written by Eliot Ness is at all accurate.

Eliot wasn't a new arrival from D.C. and wasn't married; he was born in Chicago and lived there with his parents. He had no mentor/best friend who was a former cop. The Untouchables were a group of twelve chosen men, not two plus an assigned accountant. A round table meeting where Al Capone crushed a guy's head with a baseball bat never happened. Ness and Capone never traded angry words. There was no horseback raid at the Canadian border. Frank Nitti was a mob boss with underlings. He didn't participate in hits and the film's train station, courtroom and rooftop sequences were pure fiction. Nitti wasn't thrown off a building by Ness; he died a decade later after twice shooting himself in the head with a .32.

Much of the fast-paced book by Ness and Oscar Fraley concerns wiretaps, mutual spying, the locating and destruction of illegal stills and Eliot's real concern that once Capone returned from a year's incarceration in Pennsylvania, the Untouchables would be in a war in which they were outnumbered three or four to one, a potential battle that would pit their shotguns and revolvers against car bombs, hand grenades, hired assassins and Tommy guns.

Although it never came to a pitched showdown, Ness did have some close scrapes. Only sheer luck and Eliot's heightened sense of danger saved him. His closest ally was a casualty, however.

Of all the situations presented here, one would've really added to De Palma's movie, a slow parade past Capone's hotel headquarters of 45 of his vehicles that the stillbusters seized on raids, from small trucks to big rigs, flatbeds and tankers. Finding such a number of old vehicles would surely be a near-impossible task, but it would've made one helluva sight!

The narrative loses momentum only during the last few chapters, and Capone's ultimate conviction on tax evasion charges is almost anti-climactic. Even so, THE UNTOUCHABLES was a compelling read and is highly recommended!
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