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    DescriptionIn the summer of 1933 an amazing group of chancers, misfits and psychopaths took to the American road. Fuelled by the Depression, fast cars and cheap guns, these freelance gangsters terrorized a vast swathe of banks and drugstores across the Midwest. Bonnie and Clyde, Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Baby Face Nelson, the Barker gang, Pretty Boy Floyd and others went on a crime spree that turned them into legends in their own - generally quite brief - lifetimes. As they tore across state lines, mocking the police and amassing fortunes, the gangsters had no idea that in Washington their nemesis was forming: J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. "Public Enemies" is the sensational story of the outlaws whose exploits became folklore, and the savage, myth-making response of those who hunted them down.


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    Title
    Public Enemies
    Subtitle
    The True Story of America's Greatest Crime Wave
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bryan Burrough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 450 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141037943
    ISBN 10: 0141037946
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    BISAC V2.8: POL014000, SOC004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    DC22: 364.97309043
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060, TRU003000
    Thema V1.0: DNXC
    Edition
    Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Film tie-in ed
    Illustrations note
    16 pp b/w inset
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    28 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Bryan Burrough is the author of Dragonfly: Nasa and the Crisis Aboard Mir, Vendetta: American Express and the Smearing of Edmond Safra and (with John Helyar) Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco. He lives in New Jersey.
    Review quote
    " [A] riveting true-crime tale . . . fascinating . . . the real story, it turns out, is much better than the Hollywood version." -"The Wall Street Journal" "A rollicking yarn whose prose bounces across the page like a getaway car through a wheat field." -"Newsweek" "An amazingly detailed true-life thriller that puts us on a stakeout alongside the feds, inside the banks while bullets fly, and inevitably, next to the criminals' bloody corpses." -"Entertainment Weekly"