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    DescriptionIn Public Enemies, bestselling author Bryan Burrough strips away the thick layer of myths put out by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI to tell the full story--for the first time--of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young Hoover and the assortment of criminals who became national icons: John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barkers. In an epic feat of storytelling and drawing on a remarkable amount of newly available material on all the major figures involved, Burrough reveals a web of interconnections within the vast American underworld and demonstrates how Hoover's G-men overcame their early fumbles to secure the FBI's rise to power.

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    Public Enemies
    America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bryan Burrough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 591
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 513 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143035374
    ISBN 10: 0143035371

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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000, POL014000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060, TRU003000
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    28 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and the author of three previous books. A former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, he is a three-time winner of the John Hancock Award for excellence in financial journalism. Burrough lives in Summit, New Jersey, with his wife and their two sons.
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    "Brims with vivid portraiture ... Excellent true crime." --The New York Times Book Review "An amazingly detailed true-life thriller..." --Entertainment Weekly "It is hard to imagine a more careful, complete and entrancing book on the subject, and on this era." --The Washington Post "[A] riveting true-crime tale... Fascinating... The real story, it turns out, is much better than the Hollywood version." --The Wall Street Journal "Spellbinding... A model of narrative journalism and [a] gripping read." --BusinessWeek