Public Enemies

Public Enemies

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In this astonishing true-life account of America's first and greatest "war on crime," acclaimed author Bryan Burrough strips away a thick layer of myths to tell the full story of the most spectacular crime wave in American history. Edgar Hoover and the motley crew of criminal masterminds 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, Burrough draws on a remarkable amount of fresh material, pulling all the strands together to reveal an intricate web of interconnections within the vast American underworld - and showing how Hoover's G-men overcame their early fumbles to secure the FBI's rise to power.

ISBN: 9780143035374

Published Date: July 1, 2005

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

Page Count: 592

Size: 8.43" l x 5.46" w x 1.28" h