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kindle ´ The Untouchables 256 pages ß The Untouchables is the gripping true story of the team of men who broke the back of the vicious Chicago crime mob and its stranglehold on the nation told by the man who orchestrated the effort Enormously successful as a long running TV series The Untouchables should leap onto the bestseller lists when relGlehold on the nation told by the man who orchestrated the effort Enormously successful as a long running TV series The Untoucha I gave this book 5 stars even though it had a lot of language It was an incredible read; I would have thought it was a fiction action thriller if I didn't know better Absolutely amazing that this is all trueUPDATE still just as good the second time around

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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 was entertained than educated by The Untouchables which is hardly surprising when you consider that Ness was a publicity monger who recognized the value of a good story and enhanced the truth whenever it fell flat There are phone threats drive by shootings and murders galore despite the fact that the son of one Untouchable Barney Cloonan told Ness biographer Paul Heimel that they were rarely shot at Although Ness and the Untouchables did not take down the Capone mob as claimed in the popular media they did damage the famous mobster's bootleg income inconveniencing him financially Ness died just before The Untouchables hit print making it a haunting as well as intriguing read It's not an objective look at the dying years of Prohibition and the downfall of Al Capone but has novelty value as Ness's final words on that exciting period in his career

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The UntouchablesBles 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