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The old man and the gun and other tales of true crime

Author: David Grann
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2018. copyright2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Movie tie-in editionView all editions and formats
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Now a major film starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck, The Old Man and the Gun is joined by two other riveting true-crime tales by the author of the bestselling Killers of the Flower MoonThe Old Man and the Gun is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modelled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. True Crime  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
True crime stories
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Grann
ISBN: 9781471181665 1471181669
OCLC Number: 1078873955
Notes: These essays are taken from The devil and Sherlock Holmes, originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday ... in 2010"--Title page verso.
"Now a major motion picture"--Cover.
Description: 133 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Old man and the gun --
True crime --
Chameleon.
Other Titles: Old man & the gun.
Responsibility: David Grann.

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Now a major film starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck, The Old Man and the Gun is joined by two other riveting true-crime tales by the author of the bestselling Killers of the Flower MoonThe Old Man and the Gun is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modelled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. True Crime follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And The Chameleon recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy's family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a `worthy heir to Truman Capote' and `simply the best narrative non-fiction writer working today', as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world.

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