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Born in the slums of Brooklyn, in the first year of the twentieth century, Willie Sutton came of age at a time when banks were out of control. If they weren't taking brazen risks, they were shamelessly seeking bailouts. Trapped in a cycle of bank panics, depressions and soaring unemployment, Sutton saw only one way out. So began the career of America's most successful bank robber. Sutton became so good at breaking into banks, and such a master at breaking out of prisons, police called him one of the most dangerous men in New York, and the FBI put him on its first-ever Most Wanted List. But the public rooted for Sutton. When he was finally caught for good in 1952, crowds surrounded the jail and chanted his name.

Blending vast research with vivid imagination, Pulitzer Prize winner J.R. Moehringer brings Willie Sutton blazing back to life. In Moehringer's retelling, it was more than need or rage at society that drove Sutton. It was one unforgettable woman. And when Sutton finally walked free, he immediately set out to find her. Poignant, comic, fast-paced and fact-studded, Sutton tells a story of economic pain that feels eerily modern, while unfolding a story of doomed love that is forever timeless.

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ISBN:
9781401326326
Author:
Moehringer, J R
Publisher:
Hyperion
Author:
Moehringer, J. R.
Author:
Baker, Dylan
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20120925
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
5.75 x 5.25 x 1.625 in 0.7 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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