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Eliot Ness

American law enforcement official (1903-1957)

1903   -   1957

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Chicago
occupation: police officer, jurist, politician, criminologist

Eliot Ness (April 19, 1903 – May 16, 1957) was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to bring down Al Capone and enforce Prohibition in Chicago, Illinois, and the leader of a famous team of law enforcement agents from Chicago, nicknamed The Untouchables. His co-authorship of a popular autobiography, The Untouchables, which was released shortly after his death, launched several television and motion picture portrayals that established Ness's posthumous fame as an incorruptible crime fighter.
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The Untouchables

1957 memoir by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley

author: Eliot Ness, Oscar Fraley


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