Public Enemies : America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34
Public Enemies America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI 193334 Author:Bryan Burrough In Public Enemies, bestselling author Bryan Burrough strips away the thick layer of myths put out by J. Edgar Hoovers FBI to tell the full storyfor the first timeof the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young Hoover and the assortment of criminals who became national icon... more »s: 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 Hoovers G-men overcame their early fumbles to secure the FBIs rise to power.« less
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Burrough cuts through the hollywood fantasy to tell the real story of the Feds 'war on crime" from 1933-35. The rise to national prominence of J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI into a highly sophistictaed national police force, the hunt for John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, V8 Fords, blazing tommyguns, it's all here.