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

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ISBN13: 9780786715589
ISBN10: 0786715588
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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 storyand#151;until nowand#151;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 imaginableand#151;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 archivesand#151;including dozens of photographsand#151;New York Times bestselling author Matera describes every robbery, shoot-out, and prison escape as though he had choreographed them himself.

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Bestselling author Matera's adrenaline-fueled narrative uses thousands of detailed accounts of every robbery, shoot-out, and prison escape to set the record straight on the famous outlaw.

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shelby payne, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by shelby payne)
Any reader/collector of True Crime for the early 1930's will find this to be one of the best books within the last 10 years dealing with the day-to-day activities of John Dillinger during his violent career through the Midwest. Dary Matera has done an excellent job of putting together the bank robberies, the girlfriends, and his family who endured the terrible months that Dillinger was on the run. This book puts to rest the many rumors surrounding the Dillinger myth. It is worth tracking down a copy and reading it and keeping it in your True Crime Library.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786715589
Author:
Matera, Dary
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
BIO024000
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Dillinger, John
Subject:
Criminals -- Middle West.
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 BandW photos
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 15 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Bestselling author Matera's adrenaline-fueled narrative uses thousands of detailed accounts of every robbery, shoot-out, and prison escape to set the record straight on the famous outlaw.
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