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A. Brad Schwartz

Biography

A. Brad Schwartz

A. Brad Schwartz is the author of BROADCAST HYSTERIA: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News, based in part on research from his senior thesis at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He cowrote a documentary about the "War of the Worlds" broadcast for the PBS series "American Experience." He is currently a doctoral candidate in American history at Princeton University.

A. Brad Schwartz

Books by A. Brad Schwartz

by Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz - Crime, Nonfiction, True Crime

In 1934, the nation’s most legendary crime-fighter --- fresh from taking on the greatest gangster in American history --- arrived in Cleveland, a corrupt and dangerous town about to host a world's fair. It was to be his coronation, as well as the city's. Instead, terror descended, as headless bodies started turning up. The young detective, already battling the mob and crooked cops, found his drive to transform American policing subverted by a menace largely unknown to law enforcement: a serial murderer. Eliot Ness's greatest case had begun. As Ness zeroed in on a suspect --- a doctor tied to a prominent political family --- powerful forces thwarted his quest for justice.

by Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz - History, Nonfiction, True Crime

In 1929, 30-year-old gangster Al Capone ruled both Chicago's underworld and its corrupt government. To a public who scorned Prohibition, "Scarface" became a local hero and national celebrity. But after the brutal St. Valentine's Day Massacre transformed Capone into "Public Enemy Number One," the federal government found an unlikely new hero in a 27-year-old Prohibition agent named Eliot Ness. Chosen to head the legendary law enforcement team known as "The Untouchables," Ness set his sights on crippling Capone's criminal empire. Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz have recaptured a bygone bullet-ridden era while uncovering the previously unrevealed truth behind Scarface's downfall.