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    DescriptionIn 1933, a crime wave blazed across America. Fuelled by cheap liquor and fast cars, gangs of chancers, bank robbers, gunslingers and their molls cut a murderous, cash-snatching dash through the US - and became legends. Among them were homicidal Baby Face Nelson, outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, cranky hillbilly Ma Barker and, most deadly of all, the suave gentleman criminal John Dillinger. This is the breakneck story of America's most wanted, and their nemesis: J. Edgar Hoover and his strong-arm law enforcers, the agents of the FBI. Using shocking secret files and eyewitness accounts, "Public Enemies" reveals the facts about the crime spree that shook America.


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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: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141042589
    ISBN 10: 0141042583
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BIC E4L: CRI
    BIC subject category V2: JKV
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000
    DC22: 364.97309043
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, JKV
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBG
    Edition
    Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Film tie-in ed
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps, ports.
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    04 June 2009
    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 rollicking ride' Guardian 'Entrancing ... fascinating ... definitive ... a wild and amazing story' Washington Post 'Excellent true crime ... brims with vivid portraiture' New York Times 'This blockbuster movie of a volume ... crackles and pops with dialogue so outrageous that you suspect a dozen scriptwriters have worked on it, but every word is true' Spectator