Public Enemies

Public Enemies

Book - 2005
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In Public Enemies , bestselling author Bryan Burrough strips away the thick layer of myths put out by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI to tell the full story--for the first time--of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young Hoover and the 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 an epic feat of storytelling and drawing on a remarkable amount of newly available material on all the major figures involved, Burrough reveals a web of interconnections within the vast American underworld and demonstrates how Hoover's G-men overcame their early fumbles to secure the FBI's rise to power.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2005
ISBN: 9780143035374
0143035371
Branch Call Number: 364.97309 B945P 2005
Characteristics: xiv, 592 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm

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