Cleveland Curiosities: Eliot Ness & His Blundering Raid, A Busker's Promise, the Richest Heiress Who

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Eliot Ness might come busting in and take all of you crooks to jail--or more likely he won't, even if you've been robbing banks all over Cleveland and bragging about it to the media, like self-proclaimed "last of the big-time bank robbers" Eddie Watkins. This isn't your Kevin Costner version of Eliot Ness, and this isn't your standard collection of Cleveland eccentrics. Join author Ted Schwarz on this romp celebrating bizarre misdeeds and noteworthy accomplishments of Clevelanders large and small. Learn of the burlesque star who created the striptease and the con woman who claimed to be Andrew Carnegie's illegitimate daughter. Get to know present-day street musician Maurice Reedus Jr. and the remaining cast of loving souls, offbeat characters and one-of-a-kind Clevelanders.
ISBN: 9781596299191
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Images: 26
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
As the Cleveland Plain Dealer put it in April 2009, "Ted Schwarz may be the most prolific author you've never heard of." He's been freelancing full time for nearly forty years. During that time, he's written well over one hundred books and more than three thousand articles and short stories for publications throughout the world. His books have been translated into more than a half dozen languages, and several have been made into documentaries and/or television movies. He has appeared on over three hundred television and radio programs in the United States and Canada, ranging from Larry King Live to Dee Perry's Around Noon for Cleveland's WCPN, the local NPR station.
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