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Al Capone & Eliot Ness - Hybrid/In-person

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September 30, 2021 ∙ 7:00 - 8:00pm
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1st floor – Meeting Room A&B
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Add to Calendar 2021-09-30 19:00:00 2021-09-30 20:00:00 America/Chicago Al Capone & Eliot Ness - Hybrid/In-person Professional actor and historian Joseph Geringer brings the real story of the Untouchables to life as he reaches beyond the general facts to present a spirited and original view of history. internal tplibrary@tplibrary.org
Al Capone & Eliot Ness - Hybrid/In-person

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In this thrilling presentation, Joseph Geringer—actor, author, and historian—details the government’s fight against Capone gunmen and their stranglehold on the Windy City. It’s much more exciting, and factual, than the movies. And YOU are there! This colorful discourse sweeps you back to the early 1930s; you can almost hear the rumble of streetcars, the syncopation of bluelight trumpets and the rat-a-tat staccato of tommy guns. And you’ll meet “Scarface Al” and the Justice Department agent who helped bring him down. 

Speaker Bio: Joseph Geringer
Mr. Geringer, who hails from the Southwest Side, has researched the subject for 35 years and even interviewed the last remaining member of Ness’ graft-free Untouchable squad, gathering rare input not found in books. He has appeared on The History Channel® and authored many magazine articles and a three-act play, Near To Me—An Irish Gangster’s Love Story, about Prohibition-led Chicago in 1928.

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