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    Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34 (CD-Audio) By (author) Bryan Burrough, Read by Campbell Scott

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    DescriptionThe astonishing true story of America's first and greatest "War on Crime." In "Public Enemies, " Bryan Burrough strips away a thick layer of myths put out by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI to tell the full story of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young Hoover 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 1933, police jurisdictions ended at state lines, the FBI was in its infancy, and fast cars and machine guns were easily available. It was a great time to be a bank robber. On hand were a motley crew of criminal masterminds, sociopaths, romantics, and cretins. Bryan Burrough has unearthed an extraordinary amount of new material on all the major figures involved -- revealing many fascinating interconnections in the vast underworld ecosystem that stretched from Texas up to Minnesota. But the real-life connections were insignificant next to the sense of connectedness J. Edgar Hoover worked to create in the mind of the American public-using the "Great Crime Wave" to gain the position of untouchable power he would occupy for almost half a century.

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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, Read by Campbell Scott
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9780743582926
    ISBN 10: 0743582926

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    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPV, JKVM
    B&T General Subject: 430
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1930
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    BISAC V2.8: POL014000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    Ingram Subject Code: KV
    Libri: I-KV
    B&T Approval Code: A42302566
    DC22: 364.97309043, 364.973/09043
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    DC21: 364.97309043
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060, TRU003000
    LC classification: HV6783 .B85 2009B
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
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    Publication date
    09 June 2009
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