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Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago by Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz

Read by Stefan Rudnicki, with the recording produced by HarperAudio

Reviewed by Ryan Paul Winn

Publishers have spilled much ink on Al Capone and Elliot Ness, who in Collin’s and Schwartz’s telling are titanic foes destined to define one another by opposing one another. In reader Stefan Rudnicki’s rendering, gangster and G-man enjoy equal billing.


Ryan Paul Winn is a columnist and media critic who’s rarely without an audiobook or his earbuds. When not writing or teaching in the Liberal Studies department at College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin, he can be found researching overlooked history in local and national archives.