John Dillinger: The Life and Death of America's First Celebrity Criminal
John Dillinger is an adrenaline-fueled narrative that reignites America's fascination with the suave and deadly desperado who became the FBI's first Public Enemy, whose story—until now—has been riddled with rumors and fiction. Dillinger and his bank-robbing gang cut a criminal swath never to be equaled, thrilling a nation in the throes of the Great Depression. When caught, Dillinger staged one of the most harrowing prison escapes imaginable—only to finally be betrayed by the infamous "Lady in Red." John Dillinger brings to light bank robberies never before reported; detailed plans for major crimes that Dillinger nearly implemented; the revelation that the Lady in Red was actually a police plant; and the startling motives behind John Dillinger's execution by rogue FBI agents. With access to the thousands of sources collected in the world's foremost Dillinger archives—including dozens of photographs—New York Times bestselling author Matera describes every robbery, shoot-out, and prison escape as though he had choreographed them himself.
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John DillingerUser Review - mesom - Overstock.com
If a person enjoys reading about gangsters in the 20s&30s you will find this book very interesting.The descriptions of some of the activities makes a person feel like they were at the scene. Most exciting book. Read full review
John Dillinger: the life and death of America's first celebrity criminalUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
There has long been a fascination with outlaws, going back to Jesse James (who might well lay claim to having been a celebrity criminal long before Dillinger) and of course more recently the ever ... Read full review
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