Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34
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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Review: Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34User Review - RMF Brown - Goodreads
The bank robbers of the depression era are America's version of Robin Hood. Immersed in myth, glamour, and brutal reality, the truth, as always, lies somewhere in between. Charting a rogue's gallery ... Read full review
Review: Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34User Review - Andrea - Goodreads
This was an interesting book about some of the most infamous criminals of this century. There were a lot of stories and anecdotes in the book. It was interesting, but it did drag in some places. Read full review