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Eliot Ness and The untouchables 1 edition

Eliot Ness and The untouchables
Kenneth Tucker

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Eliot Ness and The untouchables
the historical reality and the film and television depictions
2nd ed.
Kenneth Tucker

Published 2012 by McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English.

About the Book

"This volume analyzes both Ness the person and Ness the myth. Also included is new material on the historical Frank Nitti and "The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run," along with several gangsters whom Ness never actually encountered except in his media portrayals, among them Mad Dog Coll and Dutch Schultz"--Provided by publisher.

Table of Contents

The real Eliot Ness
The real Al Capone and Frank Nitti
The real Dutch Schultz and other prohibition
Plug-uglies of New York
"The untouchables" on Desilu playhouse
The untouchables: original series episode guide
The untouchables: the 1987 movie
The return of Eliot Ness
The untouchables: the series redux
Ness and a decade of documentaries
The need for a hero.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PN1992.77.U58 T83 2012

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p. cm.

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