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The bobbed haired bandit : a true story of crime and celebrity in 1920s New York

Author: Stephen Duncombe; Andrew Mattson
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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NYU Press has put out a page-turner, and this one's a gem. Transforms a lurid front page news story into a fascinating window through which we learn about so many of the social, cultural, and moral issues that were reshaping the face of America in the 1920s. Rarely does a vivid close-up portrait offer readers such a broad and informative historical perspective. This is a wonderfully accessible introduction to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Celia Cooney; Edward Cooney; Celia Cooney; Edward Cooney
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Duncombe; Andrew Mattson
ISBN: 9780814719800 0814719805
OCLC Number: 61151485
Description: x, 383 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Woman with gun --
Get girls bandit dead or alive --
Mystery of the bobbed-haired bandit --
Gunmiss, roused, shoots man --
Child of misfortune --
End of a thriller.
Responsibility: Stephen Duncombe and Andrew Mattson.
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Brings to life a world of great wealth and poverty, of Prohibition and class conflict. Celia Cooney launched the largest manhunt in New York City's history, humiliating the police with daring crimes  Read more...

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"The Bobbed Haired Bandit is a fun read about a forgotten episode."-Justice "A pre-Bonnie and Clyde story ... in all its tacky, trailer park intrigue." -Blue Ridge Business Journal "With crisp prose Read more...

 
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