Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34 (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 29, 2009 - History - 624 pages
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Coming in Summer 2009, the major motion picture from Universal Studios

"ludicrously entertaining" (Time), Public Enemies is the story of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young J. Edgar Hoover and 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. In an epic feat of storytelling, Burrough reveals a web of interconnections within the vast American underworld and demonstrates how Hoover's G-men secured the FBI's rise to power.


  

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A wonderful job of research and writing. - Goodreads
Great insight to the era. - Goodreads
Enjoyable and thoroughly researched. - Goodreads
This book was very well written and researched. - Goodreads
Overall, this was long, well-researched, and gripping. - Goodreads
Burroughs is also a pretty talented writer. - Goodreads

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I'll be honest, maybe I just wasn't in the right frame of mind to read this but I just couldn't finish it. I haven't "given up" on a book in a long time, but I was deploring this book and it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Frank Hickey - Goodreads

Burrough takes the old stories of Dillinger and Karpis and gives the reader new facts here. That era tends to fascinate many readers. Burrough has done an excellent job of researching for this book ... Read full review

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Contents

Washington DC Saturday March 4 1933
Near Wellington Texas Saturday June 10
45 PM
Midnight
30 AM
30 PM
09 PM
15 AM
Lac Du Flambeau Indian Reservation Wisconsin Friday April 27
Fostoria Ohio Thursday May 3
Indianapolis Indiana Thursday May 10
Chicago Illinois Sunday May 27
Monday May 28
Waterloo Iowa Thursday June 7
South Bend Indiana Saturday June 30
00 AM

20 AM
Platte City Missouri Tuesday July 18
15 PM
Oklahoma City July 22 1933
Dexter Iowa Sunday July 23
Dexter Iowa Monday July 24
Grand Haven Michigan Friday August 18 1933
30 AM
05 AM Eastern Time
15 AM Central Time
Dayton Ohio
Lima Ohio Thursday October 12
November 1
30 PM
Outside Dallas Texas Wednesday November 22
San Francisco Late December
45 AM
East Chicago Indiana Monday January 15
East Texas near Huntsville Tuesday January 16 Dawn
St Paul Minnesota Wednesday January 17
St Paul Minnesota Saturday January 20
00 PM
30 PM
Wednesday February 7
St Paul Minnesota Thursday February 8
Kansas City Missouri Monday February 12
Crown Point Indiana Saturday March 3
Sioux Falls South Dakota Tuesday March 6
Mason City Iowa Tuesday March 13
Chicago Illinois The Irving Hotel Room 234bt
30 PM
Mooresville Indiana Sunday April 8
00 PM
Chicago Illinois Monday April 9
Monday April 23
00 PM
Saturday July 21
Sunday July 22
Cleveland Ohio September 3
Cleveland Ohio Wednesday September 5
About 11 PM
Thursday September 6
Cleveland Ohio Friday September 7
Chicago Illinois Friday September 14
New Orleans Louisiana Saturday September 22
October 20
00 PM
10 PM
Lake Geneva Wisconsin Tuesday November 27 2 PM
Chicago Illinois Monday December 3
Havana Cuba
Chicago Illinois Tuesday January 8 1935 11 AM
30 PM
00 PM
Oklawaha Florida Tuesday January 15
Atlantic City New Jersey Saturday January 19
Miami Florida That afternoon
A PRELUDE TO WAR
THE BAYING OF THE HOUNDS
THE KID JIMMY
THE STREETS OF CHICAGO
AN ATTACK ON ALL WE HOLD DEAR
DILLINGER AND NELSON
CRESCENDO
AND ITS DEATH FOR BONNIE AND CLYDE
NEW FACES
THE WOMAN IN ORANGE
THE SCRAMBLE
A FIELD IN OHIO AND A HIGHWAY IN ILLINOIS
THE LAST MAN STANDING
EPILOGUE
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and the author of three previous books. A former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, he is a three-time winner of the John Hancock Award for excellence in financial journalism. Burrough lives in Summit, New Jersey, with his wife and their two sons.

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