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Scarface and the Untouchable

Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago
Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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A thrilling magnum opus on America's great crime epic

A Mystery Writers of America “Grand Master” - author of the gangster classic Road to Perdition, longtime Dick Tracy writer, and multiple Shamus Award winner - teams with an acclaimed rising young historian in this 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, Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz's Scarface and the Untouchable delivers - at last - the definitive account of the “Battle for Chicago”, the iconic struggle between the mythic yet real combatants who have captivated the world for 90 years.

©2018 Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 10-03-18

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Incredibly well researched and detailed book. Forget other books, movies, mini-series, etc. This book is the real story of Ness V. Capone.

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Very interesting listen

Would be a lot better if the story was told in the order that the book is written very confusing until
you figure that out

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A great deal of detail

A well written and in depth study of Al Capone, Elliot Ness, and their role in the prohibition era. Unless one is a true history buff, I would suggest fast forwarding through some of the superfluous detail.