THE UNTOUCHABLES by Eliot Ness

THE UNTOUCHABLES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The two and a half year fight to dry up Chicago during the prohibition era as undertaken by Eliot Ness and a special detail of ten men offers an authentic account of The Untouchables, as they were tagged, who broke the stranglehold of Gearface Al Capone. As they knocked off his stills, and then his breweries (some thirty of them) and finally a quarter of a million dollar alcohol plant, Ness- and his confederates-were marked men; one was killed, and Ness survived more than one attempt to rub him out. In the interchange of raids and reprisals, probably Capone's biggest humiliation was the parade staged before his eyes of his liquor trucks- and Ness' final achievement- the conviction of Capone.... Colloquial crimebusting, this will have its excitement for the market which has graduated from Racket Squad and Dragnel to the printed page.

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1957
Publisher: Messner