Dillinger: The Untold Story

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Indiana University Press, Dec 31, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 377 pages
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.."". a wild ride through one of the most fascinating periods in American criminal history."" -- Chicago Tribune

""A fascinating addition to the true-crime shelf."" -- Playboy

Written in the 1930s but first published in 1994, Dillinger: The Untold Story is a remarkable contemporary account of John Dillinger's life and crimes. Packed with illustrations and new information from FBI files and other sources, it is an authentic slice of American history and a feast for true crime buffs. The new paperback edition adds still more information about Dillinger and his era.

  

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Contents

PART ONE
1
1 The Twig Is Bent
9
The Quality of Mercy
15
And every mans hand
23
The Gang Attains Maturity
35
A Florida Vacation
47
Prosecutor Estill Poses for a Picture
56
PART TWO
65
Dillinger Goes to the Park
179
The Private Life of a Public Enemy
186
The Last Raid of the Dillinger Gang
195
Piquett Falls from Grace
205
PART FIVE
215
The Woman in Red
217
KILL DILLINGER HERE
231
The Battle of Barrington
239

Piquett Takes the Case
67
The Vanishing American
83
Wooden Gun Indiana
95
How Dillinger Did It
103
PART THREE
109
Enter Uncle Sam
113
Storm in the Midwest
125
Homecoming
133
Slaughter of Innocents
145
The Safest Place in America
157
PART FOUR
165
Loeser Whets His Knife
167
Piquett Pays the Price
247
Casualties
256
Epilogue
263
A Dillinger Chronology
271
Chicago Hideouts and Hangouts
277
Cravesites of Gang Members
279
After the Facts
281
A Dillinger Miscellany
335
Acknowledgments
365
Sources
367
Index
371
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About the author (2004)

G. Russell Girardin had a successful career as the head of an advertising agency. He died just months after showing William J. Helmer the long-forgotten manuscript on Dillinger.

William J. Helmer is author of The Gun That Made the Twenties Roar and other books on the gangland era. He lives in Boerne, Texas.

Rick Mattix is co-author (with William J. Helmer) of Public Enemies: America's Criminal Past, 1919--1940. He lives in Bussey, Iowa.

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