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Published: 03 June 2011

288 Pages | 25 halftones

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199769162


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Dillinger's Wild Ride

The Year That Made America's Public Enemy Number One

Elliott J. Gorn

Here is a riveting account of the year between 1933 and 1934, when the Dillinger gang pulled over a dozen bank jobs, and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars. A dozen men--police, FBI agents, gangsters, and civilians--lost their lives in the rampage, and American newspapers breathlessly followed every shooting and jail-break. Gorn illuminates the significance of Dillinger's tremendous fame and the endurance of his legacy, arguing that he represented an American fascination with primitive freedom against social convention.

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