Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago

By Max Allan Collins  and A. Brad Schwartz
Read by Stefan Rudnicki , with  Max Allan Collins , and A. Brad Schwartz

18.58 Hours 08/14/2018 unabridged
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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, long-time 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.

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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, long-time 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Revolutionizes our understanding of Al Capone and Eliot Ness beyond myths and misinformation with groundbreaking research and effortless storytelling that will thrill historians and general readers alike.” Matthew Pearl, New York Times bestselling author
“A gripping take on Chicago’s past that reads like a novel.” Chicago magazine
“Collins and Schwartz present a balanced view of the role of Ness in capturing Capone…The result is an informed and valuable addition to the numerous books about Capone and Ness.” Publishers Weekly
“A gritty dual biography reveals the underworld of crime and corruption in 1920s and ’30s America…A fast-paced tale related with novelistic drama.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Max Allan Collins

Max Allan Collins is the recipient of a 2017 Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. He has earned fifteen Shamus nominations from Private Eye Writers of America, winning twice for his Nathan Heller novels True Detective and Stolen Away. His graphic novel Road to Perdition was the basis of the Academy Award–winning film of the same name starring Tom Hanks, and his CSI books frequently appeared on the USA Today and New York Times bestsellers list.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 18.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English