Life and Death of Pretty Boy Floyd
Charles Arthur Floyd, better known as Pretty Boy Floyd (1904-1934), was one of the last of the so-called Robin Hood outlaws in the tradition of Jesse James, Billy the Kid, and John Dillinger. He engaged in numerous bank-robbing exploits across the Mid-west until federal agents and local police shot him down near East Liverpool, Ohio, on October 22, 1934 - a feat that helped build the image of the modern FBI. This detailed account of his life, crimes, and death makes extensive use of FBI reports, government records, local newspapers, and contemporary journalistic accounts. Neither highly intelligent nor polished, Floyd relied on his cool demeanor, shrewd cunning, and expert gun-handling ability, but he was also considered by those who knew him to be generous and honest. During the depression, many people saw banks as enemies and Floyd as a hero and helped screen him from the police.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The War Against Crime
Akron arrested asked Baby Face Nelson bandits bank robbery Bradley bullets Charles Floyd Charles Pretty Boy Chicago chief Cookson Hills crime criminals Daily Oklahoman Detective Dillinger drove East Liverpool escaped FBI File FBI File 62 ﬁelds ﬁfty ﬁght ﬁnally ﬁre ﬁred ﬁring ﬁrst ﬁve ﬂed Floyd and Birdwell Floyd and Richetti Floyd’s death friends Fultz gang gangsters gunﬁght hideout Hoover Ibid identiﬁed Jackie jail Juanita July June Kansas City Massacre killed LaCapra later lawmen Lazia Letter Louderback machine gun MacMillen Memorandum miles Miller Missouri Muskogee Daily Phoenix Nash ofﬁce ofﬁcers ofﬁcials Ohio Oklahoma City outlaws police Pretty Boy Floyd prison Purvis Report riﬂes robbed Ruby Sallisaw Sept Sequoyah County sheriff shooting shot shotgun Smith Special Agent Tamm from Director thought thousand dollars told Toledo News-Bee Tulsa Daily World twenty-ﬁve Union Station Massacre Vetterli Vivian wanted Wellsville wounded
Ohio Confidential: Sex, Scandal, Murder, and Mayhem in the Buckeye State
No preview available - 2007