John Dillinger

John Dillinger

The Life and Death of America's First Celebrity Criminal

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Baker & Taylor
Culled mainly from newly unearthed papers on the nation's first “celebrity criminal," this chronicle of the gangster who made the FBI's first “Public Enemy" hit list delves deeply into his criminal adventures, focusing particular attention on crimes he planned but never executed. Reprint.

Perseus Publishing
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.

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 storyuntil nowhas 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 imaginableonly 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 archivesincluding dozens of photographsNew York Times bestselling author Matera describes every robbery, shoot-out, and prison escape as though he had choreographed them himself.


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& Taylor

Chronicles the life of the nation's first "celebrity criminal" who made the FBI's "Public Enemy" hit list discussing his criminal adventures and focusing attention on crimes he planned but never executed.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2004
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786715589
9780786713547
0786713542
Branch Call Number: 92 D584m 2004
Characteristics: xviii, 413 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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