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John Dillinger : The Life and Death of America's First Celebrity Criminal

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John Dillinger is an adrenaline-fueled narrative that reignites America's fascination with the suave and deadly desperado who became the FBI's first Public Enemy, whose story--until now--has been riddled with rumors and fiction. Dillinger and his bank-robbing gang cut a criminal swath never to be equaled, thrilling a nation in the throes of the Great Depression. When caught, Dillinger staged one of the most harrowing prison escapes imaginable--only to finally be betrayed by the infamous "Lady in Red." John Dillinger brings to light bank robberies never before reported; detailed plans for major crimes that Dillinger nearly implemented; the revelation that the Lady in Red was actually a police plant; and the startling motives behind John Dillinger's execution by rogue FBI agents. With access to the thousands of sources collected in the world's foremost Dillinger archives--including dozens of photographs--New York Times bestselling author Matera describes every robbery, shoot-out, and prison escape as though he had choreographed them himself.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.7 x 33mm | 430.92g
  • Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 40 B&W photos
  • 0786715588
  • 9780786715589
  • 405,183

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"Exciting, enjoyable ... easily draws in the reader ... a fun slice of Americana."show more
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