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    DescriptionComing in Summer 2009, the major motion picture from Universal Studios "ludicrously entertaining" ("Time"), " Public Enemies" is the story of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young J. Edgar Hoover and his FBI, and an 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, Burrough reveals a web of interconnections within the vast American underworld and demonstrates how Hoover's G-men secured 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: 624
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143115861
    ISBN 10: 0143115863

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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060, TRU003000
    LC classification: HV6783 .B85 2009
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    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    29 April 2009
    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.
    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"