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Free download The Untouchables Eliot Ness ì 9 Download Free download é E-book, or Kindle E-pub ì Eliot Ness The Untouchables is the gripping true story of the team of men who broke the back of the vicious Chicago crime mob and its stran. I liked the 1987 Brian De Palma movie so when I saw this old paperback going for a few dollars at our local second hand bookstore I couldn t resist It is in fact terribly written and other people say it s not very accurate either apparently the ghostwriter has improved the story a good deal But assuming that the basic figures reported are roughly correct here s the thing that surprised meWe re told that Al Capone at his most powerful was pulling in about 15M a year from his various rackets the most important of which was selling bootleg beer How much is 15M in 1929 money I wasn t sure and had to look it up It turns out according to the inflation calculator that it s only the euivalent of 23M a year today This is so little that the first time I saw it my mind added some zeroes it just didn t make sense that someone operating on this kind of paltry budget could control a major city paying off crooked cops and politicians and killing anyone he wanted with impunityBut apparently that was the case And to bring him down all that was necessary was for a dozen honest citizens to decide they weren t taking this shit any and call his bluff even if it did mean risking their lives for a couple of years One of them again assuming this account is correct was in fact killed But the rest of them made it They smashed Capone s operation and put him behind bars for the rest of his lifeYou know that is kind of heartwarming These evil people who seem so powerful are actually much weaker than they d like us to believe

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Free download The Untouchables Eliot Ness ì 9 Download Free download é E-book, or Kindle E-pub ì Eliot Ness Bles should leap onto the bestseller lists when released as a major motion picture in June starring Robert DeNiro and Sean Conne. I was just 6 years old when The Untouchables series began running on television but I have vague memories of the noirish feel of the series and the expressionless determined face of Robert Stack as Eliot Ness Kevin Costner s Ness never really took the place of that neo human hero of the late fifties and early sixties in atmospheric black and whiteMy impression of Ness s own story told in this book is close to that mythological Ness The book feels like a novel than a modern autobiography I ve heard that Ness exaggerates his own role in the events he describes I don t know whether that s true or not But the narrative is smoother than real life Ness radiates a kind of all conuering goodness enhanced with clever tactics and the loyalty of an eually incorruptible team Good conuers evil because well good is just so goodWe can fault Ness for self aggrandizing myth making But setting that aside it s fun reading Ness is a man on a mission He rejects the corrupt peace that the police and the criminals most notably of course Al Capone have reached The police force and prohibition agents are ruined by bad apples the fatal moral weakness that allows Capone and others to rule Chicago in the twenties and thirties Ness devises a simple plan a small select suad with no bad apples a team whose greatest strength is its moral incorruptibiityAs the team goes to work busting breweries and distribution networks the bootleggers realize that this is a different game They can t buy victory they ll have to outfight and outmaneuver Ness s team But Ness s team is as determined to bust them as they are to make money and build power When the bootleggers adopt new tactics Ness and his team figure out new ways to defeat them It really is a good story and the good guys winI do have to mention one odd departure from the facts in the book Betty Andersen appears in the book as Ness s girlfriend and in the book s Epilogue Ness s co author Oscar Fraley notes that she later became his wife There is no mention of Edna Staley who was actually Ness s wife during the time covered by the book Ness and Betty Andersen did marry but only after his divorce from his second wife Evaline Ness in 1946 We can only suspect that this cleaned up version of his personal life is not the only cleaning up of the facts in the story that Ness tellsThe story makes better reading if we accept that the truth may have suffered a bit or than a bit in the telling

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Free download The Untouchables Eliot Ness ì 9 Download Free download é E-book, or Kindle E-pub ì Eliot Ness Glehold on the nation told by the man who orchestrated the effort Enormously successful as a long running TV series The Untoucha. Jacob Wirth This book is about Eliot Ness when he was just getting started into the Prohibition Bureau It started out with him and his friend talking what to do about how to stop all the bootlegging and they came up with ideas Eliot Ness came up with a great idea and his friend went to the chief and later on I m sorry I can t do that because the leader of this suad is going to have free hand and not even I am going to tell you whom you should choose Eliot Ness 22 This uote show the first time they made the decision on who is going to be the leader of the team I think the Author did a great job with this book because he gave great detail into every plot that was going on in the book It make it easily to tell what was going on in the book at the time I learned how it was like to be an officer during the Prohibition era There was a few parts in the book I didn t generally like because there wasn t much going on But all together this was a good book to read I would rate this book a 4 out of 5 because it had great detail and a good plot I would recommend this book to my other police cadets because they would like to know how crime was and how it was like to be an officer during the 1920 s It shows that gang violence is just has bad now as it was then it hasn t changed much

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • The Untouchables
  • Eliot Ness
  • English
  • 28 December 2018
  • 9781568491981