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The Untouchable Eliot Ness

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Code: 1H0716
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As the leader of a team of federal agents known as The Untouchables, Eliot Ness’ two-fisted enforcement of Prohibition-era laws and relentless pursuit of mob boss Al Capone was only the beginning in his fight against crime. The team’s camera-ready exploits included crashing through the doors of illicit breweries in Ness’ famous battering-ram truck—inevitably inspiring a popular television series and a celebrated movie, cementing Ness’ image as the embodiment of uncompromising justice. 

The storied lawman continued his brand of crime fighting in the relentless pursuit of organized crime in Cleveland where he was presented with a case unlike any he had ever faced: “The Butcher of Kingsbury Run” whose crimes mimicked those of Jack the Ripper. For Ness, it would be the challenge of a lifetime.

Join author Daniel Stashower and actor Scott Sedar as they bring this American icon to life, from his early exploits in Chicago to the unprecedented manhunt in Cleveland.

Stashower’s book American Demon: Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America’s Jack the Ripper (Minotaur Books), is available for purchase.

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