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Ever since Eliot Ness first published The Untouchables in 1957 the public has fallen in love with the adventures of this authentic American hero His book was a runaway best seller because it was the exciting true story of a brave and honest lawman pitted against the countrys most successful gangster Al Capone The television series that followed in the 1950s and the Kevin Costner movie in 1987 built fancifully on the same theme Then again in 1993 the television series has been remade for yet another generation to watch Eliot Ness battle it out again with the Capone Mob Every school child knows what Eliot Ness did for two years in Chicago but what happened to him afterwards when Al Capone went to jail Almost nobody knows Does that mean the young hero retired to a quiet life Not by a long shot With a new group of Untouchables Eliot Ness went right on fighting the mob for another decade staging daring raids on bootleggers and illegal gambling joints catching criminals with his bare hands and generally putting organized crime on the run After Capone he broadened his crusade to include labor racketeers crooked cops and the countrys most vicious serial killer the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run So why didnt Eliot Ness write about his adventures after Chicago Actually he had planned to do just that but he died of a heart attack just before the publishing of The Untouchables This story is the result of hundreds of interviews and thousands of hours of research to capture events never before published All the events contained in this story are substantively correct although the exact dialogue remembered from interviews taken decades after the event may only be approximate Nesss career in law enforcement continued for a decade beyond the Capone years a decade in which his very considerable talents flowered At the age of 33 in
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