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Public Enemies; America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34 by  Bryan Burrough - 1st - 2004 - from James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A.) and Biblio.co.uk

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Public Enemies; America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34

by Burrough, Bryan

Condition: Very good/very good


New York: Penguin, 2004. 1st. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Bound in the publisher's original red quarter cloth and paper over boards, spine stamped in black. Boards and dust jacket rubbed at the edges and extremities, sunned at the spine.


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 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 Hoovers G-men overcame their early fumbles to secure the FBIs rise to power.




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