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Scarface Al and the Crime Crusaders : Chicago's Private War Against Capone.

Author: Dennis E Hoffman
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, Chicago : Chicago Distribution Center [distributor] Aug. 2010 ;
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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According to the Elliot Ness myth, which has been widely disseminated through books, television shows, and movies, Ness and the Untouchables defeated Al Capone by marshaling superior firepower. In Scarface Al and the Crime Crusaders, Dennis Hoffman presents a fresh new perspective on the downfall of Al Capone. To debunk the Eliot Ness myth, he shows how a handful of private citizens brought Capone to justice by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis E Hoffman
ISBN: 9780809330041 0809330040 9780809385966 0809385961
OCLC Number: 842967195
Target Audience: Trade
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents: Cover; Book Title; Copyright Page; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The Rest of the Al Capone Story; 2. Who Were the Crime Crusaders?; 3. Why the Feds Stepped In; 4. Frank J. Loesch and the Quest for Free Elections; Gallery of Illustrations; 5. Chicago's Answer to the St. Valentine's Day Massacre; 6. The Colonel, Jake, and Scarface Al; 7. Labeling Capone; 8. The Mystery of the Secret Six; 9. Whatever Happened to the Crime Crusaders?; Notes; Index; Author Bio; Back Cover.

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According to the Elliot Ness myth, which has been widely disseminated through books, television shows, and movies, Ness and the Untouchables defeated Al Capone by marshaling superior firepower. In Scarface Al and the Crime Crusaders, Dennis Hoffman presents a fresh new perspective on the downfall of Al Capone. To debunk the Eliot Ness myth, he shows how a handful of private citizens brought Capone to justice by outsmarting him rather than by outgunning him. Drawing on previously untapped sources, Hoffman dissects what he terms a "private war" against.

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