Two books unearth details on Eliot Ness

Eliot Ness Fest is indebted to two historians and authors who have guided us since our maiden voyage of 2018. Their books shed new light on crimefighter Eliot Ness. They're a great way to prepare yourself to enjoy the significance of Eliot Ness Fest.

Coudersport's own Paul W. Heimel has been called "the dean of Eliot Ness researchers" by Vanity Fair magazine. His book, "Behind the Badge: The Untold Story of Eliot Ness," reveals long-hidden details and first-hand memories of the famous lawman from those who knew him best. Orders are being taken at knoxbooks.net.

Meanwhile, A. Brad Schwartz has teamed with Max Allan Collins for a detailed examination of what really happened when Ness launched his attack on mobster Al Capone in gangland Chicago. "Scarface and the Untouchable" is available at harpercollins.com. Another Collins/Schwartz book will soon roll of the press, focusing in detail on the crimefighter's activities following his career in Chicago.

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