Dillinger: The Untold Story
Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 345 pages
While researching a book on Depression-era outlaws, Playboy editor William J. Helmer stumbled upon a 600-page manuscript on John Dillinger. Written in the 1930s by G. Russell Girardin but never published, Dillinger: The Untold Story is a remarkable contemporary account of Dillinger's life and crimes, based in part on information given to Girardin by the outlaw's lawyer, Louis Piquett, not long after Dillinger's death. Though a series of articles by Girardin and Piquett appeared in the Hearst newspapers at the time, the big book manuscript remained yellowing on the shelf for half a century until Helmer met Girardin and agreed to help get it into print.
Here at last is the inside story on the famous "wooden gun" jailbreak, Dillinger's ties to "The Lady in Red" and the East Chicago policeman who was her lover and one of his killers, the charges that some of Dillinger's bank robberies were prearranged with the banks, and Dillinger's contacts with Al Capone's Chicago Syndicate.
Packed with illustrations and new information from FBI files and other sources, Dillinger: The Untold Story is an authentic slice of American history and a feast for true crime buffs.
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Dillinger: the untold storyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This volume on the infamous bank robber was written in the 1930s but not published until 1994. An expanded edition, this includes additional info on the charismatic criminal. Dillinger was an enigma ... Read full review
Review: Dillinger: The Untold Story, Expanded EditionUser Review - Katie - Goodreads
If you're into bandits, this book is a must read. Girardin wrote it based on interviews with Dillinger's lawyer Piquett and his investigator O'Leary but it wasn't published until years later. I got ... Read full review
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