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Public enemies : America's greatest crime wave and the birth of the FBI, 1933-34

Author: Bryan Burrough
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2004.
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The story of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young J. Edgar Hoover, his FBI and an assortment of criminals who became national icons: John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barkers. Author Burrough strips away the myths to reveal a web of interconnections within the vast American underworld, and shows how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Burrough, Bryan, 1961-
Public enemies.
New York : Penguin Press, 2004
(OCoLC)654664343
Named Person: J Edgar Hoover; John Dillinger; Machine Gun Kelly; Bonnie Parker; Clyde Barrow; Baby Face Nelson; Pretty Boy Floyd; Barker, Ma; Alvin Karpis; Barker, Ma; Clyde Barrow; John Dillinger; Pretty Boy Floyd; J Edgar Hoover; Alvin Karpis; Machine Gun Kelly; Baby Face Nelson; Bonnie Parker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Burrough
ISBN: 1594200211 9781594200212 0143115863 9780143115861
OCLC Number: 54349644
Description: xiv, 592 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: A prelude to war, Spring 1933 --
A massacre by persons unknown, June 8 to June 15, 1933 --
The college boys take the field, June 17-July 22, 1933 --
The baying of the hounds, July 22 to August 25, 1933 --
The Kid Jimmy, August 18 to September 25, 1933 --
The streets of Chicago, October 12 to November 20, 1933 --
Ambushes, November 20 to December 31, 1933 --
"An attack on all we hold dear," January 2 to January 28, 1934 --
A star is born, January 30 to March 2, 1934 --
Dillinger and Nelson, March 3 to March 29, 1934 --
Crescendo, March 30 to April 10, 1934 --
Death in the North woods, April 10 to April 23, 1934 --
"And it's death for Bonnie and Clyde," April 23 to May 23, 1934 --
New faces, May 24 to June 30, 1934 --
The woman in orange, July 1 to July 27, 1934 --
The scramble, July 23 to September 12, 1934 --
A field in Ohio and a highway in Illinois, September 18 to November 27, 1934 --
The last man standing, December 3, 1934, to January 20, 1935 --
Pas de Deux, January 1935 until ...
Other Titles: America's greatest crime wave and the birth of the FBI, 1933-34
Responsibility: Bryan Burrough.
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The story of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young J. Edgar Hoover, his FBI and an assortment of criminals who became national icons: John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barkers. Author Burrough strips away the myths to reveal a web of interconnections within the vast American underworld, and shows how Hoover's G-men overcame their early fumbles to secure the FBI's rise to power.--From publisher description.

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