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Machine Gun Kelly's last stand

Author: Stanley Hamilton
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Orchestrated to the sounds of getaway cars and machine guns, the abduction of Oklahoma City businessman Charles Urschel in 1933 was a highly publicized crime in an era when gangsters were folk heroes and kidnapping had become a scourge. The criminals' interstate flight to a desolate hideout in Texas called for federal action, instigating the most intensive manhunt the country had yet seen. It also set in motion a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hamilton, Stanley, 1934-
Machine Gun Kelly's last stand.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2003
(OCoLC)606953748
Named Person: Machine Gun Kelly; Machine Gun Kelly
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Hamilton
ISBN: 0700612475 9780700612475
OCLC Number: 51095456
Awards: Commended for Oklahoma Book Award (Nonfiction) 2004
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 2. The War against Crime 5 --
3. Charles Urschel 16 --
4. Ransom Demand 29 --
5. Down on the Ranch 37 --
6. The (Delayed) Drop 49 --
7. The Hunt 54 --
8. The Kidnappers 67 --
9. The Roundup 78 --
10. The Trail and Trial (No. 1) 83 --
11. The "Big" Trial 114 --
12. Echoes and Reverberations 142 --
13. Letters from the "Inside" 147 --
14. The Case That Wouldn't End 161 --
15. The Other Victim 176 --
16. What Happened to ... 180.
Responsibility: Stanley Hamilton.
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An account of the abduction of Oklahoma City businessman Charles Urschel in 1933 and the subsequent manhunt - both of which had lasting significance for crime-fighting in America. Stanley Hamilton  Read more...

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