Scarface and the Untouchable

Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago
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Original Publish Date: Aug 14, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (18.60 hours)
Product Number: Z100129859
Released: Aug 14, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062849229
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A THRILLING MAGNUM OPUS ON AMERICAA??S GREAT CRIME EPIC A Mystery Writers of America A??Grand MasterA?A??author of the gangster classic Road to Perdition, long-time Dick Tracy writer, and multiple Shamus Award winnerA??teams with an acclaimed rising young historian, in this riveting, myth-shattering dual portrait of Al Capone, AmericaA??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, Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz's Scarface and the Untouchable deliversA??at lastA??the definitive account of the A??Battle for Chicago,A? the iconic struggle between the mythic yet real combatants who have captivated the world for 90 years.

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Product Number DD38597
Released: Aug 14, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538552148
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Product Number EB00711499
Released: Aug 14, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062441966

Professional reviews

"This audiobook is a fascinating examination of the terrible times when the Mob ruled Chicago, with Stefan Rudnicki doing a pretty solid job of substituting for Walter Winchell's staccato "Untouchables" delivery. Thoroughly researched and expertly executed, the story's most surprising revelation is how little Eliot Ness and Al Capone had to do with each other. They met only once, and that was momentary. Yet the super-straight-shooting Ness made it his life's work to take down the illegal bootlegging operation that Capone headed but operated from a distance. The most revealing part of the audiobook is the incredible corruption that was rampant in Chicago at all levels of government during Prohibition. The chronological work follows the lives of the two men and is impossible to turn off. M.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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