Public Enemies
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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.

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  • a pretty good remake of a great classic
    It was about thirty years ago that I read Toland's Dillinger Days, a delightful book. I read it again about 7 years ago and it still held my attention. Burrough's book seems to be more detailed with a lot of newly discovered facts but all the time I was reading it I felt that it was a rehash of the same things talked about in Toland's book. Unless you are a real crime buff and you've read Dillinger Days, you may want to pass on this book....otherwise, it's a great book, well written and educational about a period of American history that the MTV generation probably doesn't have a clue it ever existed....more info
  • Reads like the firing of a Thompson machine gun!
    "Enemies" reads like a the firing of the Thompson machine gun these various 1930 gangs used to overwhelm local police and against the young rookie white collar FBI recruits, who joined the FBI because it was the only job available in the depression. Burrough's telling of the "War on Crime" fires off facts, incidents, characters in a rapid none stop narrative. The telling like a diary in chronological order of who robbed, killed, ambushed, kidnapped and was caught and escaped on any given day. All the while J. Edger Hoover's FBI demonstrated they were out manned, outgunned, and really were the keystone cops of sloppy police work. And the press got the publics attention, especially with Dillenger, as they ran with the criminal as underdog "hero" story. No doubt the book is epic in trying a huge cast of characters, scores of individual FBI agents to six major crime families and there leaders and members. Here you will find The St. Paul Yeggs, Pretty Boy Floyd, The Barrow Gang (Bonnie and Clyde), The Barker-Karpis Gang (Ma Barker), The Baby Face Nelson Gang, and the Dillinger Gang. The narrative is at it's best when following Dillinger's exploits and the FBI's fruitless attempts to capture him and with the Barker-Karpis Gang (Alvin Karpis story begins the book in the prologue and ends the book with his capture and imprisonment). I found the book enjoyable and certainly an education on the "War on Crime", a give it a definite recommendation, however, after a while all the characters, bank robberies, gun fights, girl friends, chases, missed opportunities become overwhelming and you do on occasion want to say, enough is enough. And all the while I was reading this I thought, WOW shouldn't HBO make this a limited TV series, a kind of Band of Brothers of Gangsters....more info
  • The Dillinger Canon Gets A New Tome
    When I first opened this credible, well-researched book, I was delighted to see photos of the FBI agents I have admired in my own Dillinger research. For the first time, a face to the men who put their lives on the line to hunt the public enemies of the 1930s! Also, as a person who has researched the Dillinger women for almost two decades, my delight with the book was established at the respect Burrough paid to the molls. Doris Lockerman's eyewitness account of the night Melvin Purvis helped Frechette, by letting her sleep during the endless interrogation - that is not an anti-FBI story but a pro-FBI story.

    The term "plagiarism," in one review, confuses me completely. The use of quotes originally published under copyright by Melvin Purvis, is "fair use," not "plagiarism." Fair use is defined by publishing law, and there is no evidence of such encroachment here. In defense of quoting Melvin Purvis - the man was hounded and silenced by Hoover. It is important that readers, who may not have purchased Purvis's book, get the vantage point of his own opinions.

    I agree with Rick Mattix that downloadable FBI documents are the tip of the iceberg. The FBI Reading Room holds the true history in the 38,000 pages on file in the stacks. Burrough has widely, and accurately, cited those documents.

    And where is it written that historians can no longer examine the role of Melvin Purvis? Mr. Purvis, one of my heroes in the Dillinger saga, has inspired controversy since his original role in the FBI ended. Mr. Burrough went to great length to feature the faces of the FBI agents in a never-before published photo gallery. He honored their role by doing so.

    For readers who hunger for more information on the peripheral gang members, there is a lot of new material. The true address of the St. Andrews Hotel in New York City, for instance, where John Paul Chase lammed with Sally Bachman, is one important detail I've never seen. Also, Burrough confirmed my suspicions that Lester Gillis never trusted Bachman. This book offers many levels upon which the reader can discern with intelligence and objectivity.

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  • Myth-busting history of the '33-'34 crime wave
    As it is generally thought of, the great crime wave of 1933/1934 that turned the FBI into a major organization and made household names out of Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Bonnie and Clyde, and the Barker Gang is in fact really just a story of your everyday basic thugs and killers who were connected together in the shadowy underworld of post-prohibition America.

    According to Burrough, whose research is amazing in its scope and ability to "correct" other books, these criminals that are still household names today were simply the result of a couple of coincidences.

    1 - The peak of the depression in the midwest had driven many people into poverty. This increase in poverty led to more crime. Also, since so many people were broke or bankrupt due to banks taking their property, bank robbers were viewed as heroes to many.

    2 - The FBI in 1932 was primarily an organization designed to find kidnappers. This all changed when, for the first time, an FBI agent was killed in the line of duty (Kansas City Massacre). From then on, the FBI, under Herbert Hoover, went about trying to make itself into a national police force.

    3 - The large number of criminals operating at the same time made it appear as if America were experiencing a "Crime Wave", when in fact it was just a short term by-product of the Depression.

    4 - The FBI should've caught all of them numerous times but blew it because they were still trying to work out the kinks in their new role as a national police force.

    I don't want to give too much away, so I will simply say this:

    Even though the real stories of these criminals is less exciting than the myths about them, Burrough does a wonderful job of telling their stories, which are still more interesting and exciting than any fiction I have read in years.

    Highly Recommended!...more info
  • Headed For A Theater Near You
    We simply can't resist. Give Americans a good cops and robbers story, and there's bound to be a movie not too far behind. This is especially true when the tale is filled with household names shown as everyday people.

    And that is precisely what this book does. For the first time, we've been provided a universal perspective of characters, events, successes and failures, and luck (fortunate and unfortunate!) related to the beginning of the FBI and the crime wave that ignited its need.

    Yep, I couldn't help myself. The stereotypes imbedded since my youth are so vividly drawn. I was rooting for John Dillinger even though I've known his destiny since I was eight years old. Old Man Hoover, a bumbling inspector who excelled in politics and media manipulation, actually at times seems a worst character than the criminals.

    It's a fantastic book that reads faster than a bank robber leaves the vault. It's well researched and just plain readable. The bad guys (and gals) had highly intricate relationships, which Mr. Burrough masterfully weaves together throughout the historical journey.

    Oh what a great movie this will make. I suspect the leading talents in Hollywood are already pushing agents for a juicy part. Gimme a Coke and some buttered popcorn!

    But don't simply wait for the movie. This is a must-read book for anyone even remotely interested in contemporary U.S. history.
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  • Awesome
    A very interesting book. Let's you know exactly what happens back in the old days. Good reading....more info
  • Untouchables?
    Between mid June 1933 and the end of 1935 Americans were caught up in the war on crime. J. Edgar Hoover's FBI were trying to rid the country of criminals whose names we still recognize today.....John Dillenger, Bonnie and Clyde,Baby Face Nelson,Alvin Karpis,Ma Barker and her boys. The Lindbergh kidnaping had left a deeply shaken nation, and Hoover wanted his department to lead the way to a new crime free era. Hoover's men didn't carry guns,they investigated. That set them at adistinct disadvantage to the gangsters, they carried guns and were willing to use them. Set against the backdrop of the Depression, Byran Burrough introduces us to a group of unforgettable persons,stripping away myth. Interestingly, Hoover, himself is responsible for many of the myths that sprang up about the G men. These G men were mostly
    college educated, mixed with some seasoned lawmen who shared the visionof a national bureau designed to stamp out crime. Some were more driven towards self promotion(Melvin Purvis's legend takes a beating)which was in direct competition with Hoover's need to micro manage and claim the glory.
    Familiar crime figures are given faces(not the most attractive bunch)and their backgrounds are fleshed out.The emergence of the planned bank robbery,with getaway car and lookouts raised the stakes. Many of these criminals shared loose ties and often you find members of one gang involved in another's scheme. In a somewhat telling moment Bonnie Parker, when asked what she wanted the public to know about her
    replied "I don't smoke cigars". As crimes are carried out, these gangs seem to get away, almost at will. The FBI are slow on the trail, hampered by local police(often corrupt)and their own infighting and unwillingness to check tips and follow up leads. As the public humiliation grows,the bureau begins to catch some lucky breaks and more seasoned lawmen come on determined to stop the lawlessness.The bureau
    as we now know it began to develop in those months.Thoroughly
    researched, Public Enemies not only captures the times but accurately portrays the drudgery both a life of crime and a life chasing crime. Some old stories weather the closer look....Dillinger's betrayal by the woman at the movie theater. Some are new.....Hoover insisting on "arresting" Alvin Karpis after being embarrassed in congressional hearings. A must read for anyone who grew up on "The Untouchables" and old gangster movies. ...more info
  • The rise of the FBI and the downfall of the bank robbers.
    This is a great book. Author infers in his introduction that this was a labor of love and it shows in his writing. At over 500 pages, it shows the relationship of the five major criminal gangs of the 1933-34 time period. Those were the Barker Gang, Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelly, Baby Face Nelson, and Dillenger. With the exception of Bonnie and Clyde (who were strictly small time), all knew each other and helped in raids. None of these people were glamourous since they all murdered people. Dillenger killed three policemen. Bonnie, Clyde, and Baby Face Nelson were psychopaths. Why people had admiration for them is beyond me, but the times were hard and many felt banks were as crooked as those who robbed them.

    This book also details the rise of the FBI and how Hoover interferred with the progress of investigations. Purvis was mildly incompetent. Why some of these gangsters roomed the streets was due to FBI leads not being followed up. In the end, the FBI became more professional due to this crime wave. Hoover went on to become the Crime Dictator for forty years.

    This is a great book and is very readable. For those interested in the Great Depression and the fall of the bank robbers, this is a treasure trove of information. Highly recommended....more info
  • Well Researched and vivid tale
    You have to give the author his due in that he spent a great deal of time in researching and writing a vivid and compelling story of the great crime wave that swept over America during the great depression. He also does a great job of separating fact from legend. Public Enemies provides a solid background on all of the main characters and while not excusing their crimes, does give some key to their motivations.

    If there is one complaint I have is that the book can, at times, read like an encyclopedia or that the facts are being recited. It may be a tad overlong but other than that it is a tremendous book. ...more info
  • Ummmm.... OK.
    This book has a lot of details and is very good. Don't expect this book to tell you lots and lots about the gangsters of the era... it's more of a detailed account of the FBI and how they got organized. Again, lots of details, making it slow reading, but very good material!...more info
  • Public Enemies - History has never been so interesting
    Bryan Burrough's book is an amalgamation of what the gangster era history told in a novelized format. It's an easy read and you don't get bogged down in all the details. It reads like a movie, you can "see" the actions of Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Faced Nelson and John Dillinger as they happened. The upcoming movie based on this book should be just as thrilling to watch. I've enjoyed this book very much!...more info
  • A fascinating story, well-told.
    "Public Enemies" is a an excellent book, loaded with detail and extremely readable. Burrough's unique approach to the subject matter (showing how the careers of the criminals and their pursuers intertwined over a remarkably short period of time) allows us to see ALL sides of the people and the events involved. As a result, it is neither pro-criminal nor pro-FBI -- rather it is a fascinating documentary of a remarkable time period in American history. ...more info
  • Dillinger Days Revisited
    I have to give Brian Burrough his due here. This is, as at least one reviewer stated, pretty much the best overall work to date on the the 1933-34 Midwest crime wave and rise of the FBI since John Toland's 1963 book The Dillinger Days. Anyone who sets out to compile a virtual daily record of the activities of all the major public enemies of the Depression era and the G-men who pursued them as well, has my respect for sure. And I appreciate the compliments Brian gave to myself and Bill Helmer, tho I don't necessarily agree with them. There are plenty of researchers out there far more well versed on Depression outlaws than I, including Tom Smusyn, who helped Brian a great deal and who probably knows more about John Dillinger than any other man alive today.

    But maybe it was just too big a job for one writer to tackle. On the plus side, the episodic-style narration flows well, tho the abundance of characters and events may be confusing to those less astute on Thirties gangsters. There's certainly a great amount of new information here, much of it from the many thousands of pages of FBI files released under the Freedom of Information act and from the transcripts of late Canadian author Bill Trent of 1971 interviews with Alvin Karpis. On the down side are innumerable errors. Chicago readers will spot a great many geographical mistakes, such as Dillinger leaving one address and going around the block to another one actually miles away. Baby Face Nelson commits a robbery in "suburban" Danville (which is nowhere near Chicago and not a suburb of anything). Alvin Karpis grew up in Topeka, Kansas, not Wichita. The wrong death date is given for Wilbur Underhill. Thomas McDade was not the last member of the FBI's "Dillinger Squad" to die. Lloyd Barker did not serve his full term of imprisonment at Leavenworth (he was released in 1938 and enjoyed over eight years of freedom before being murdered by his wife). One major error (which Toland also made) was having kidnap victims William Hamm and Edward Bremer held at the same house. Hamm and Bremer were both kept in Bensenville, Illinois but at separate addresses, something pointed out many times in both FBI files and contemporary news accounts. There's also way too much conversation in here. Admittedly, it comes mainly from the Karpis-Trent interviews but does anyone seriously believe that even with his recall Karpis could have remembered word-for-word detailed discussions from the 1930s? It's just plain impossible! And while it may accurately capture to some degree the last years of Karpis in Spain, too much of Burrough's Prologue in Torremolinos sounds like outright fiction.

    It's a good book in many ways but by no means the definitive last word on the subject. And, to correct another reviewer here, Byron "Monty" Bolton's real name was William Bryan Bolton. So Burrough did get the Bryan part right after all. ...more info
  • A real bulls-eye!
    Great overall study of the Midwest crime wave of the early 1930s.Well written and a real page-turner.Best book on the subject since Toland's "Dillinger Days".......more info
  • Coming To A Theater Near You!
    We simply can't resist. Give Americans a good cops and robbers story, and there's bound to be a movie not too far behind. This is especially true when the tale is filled with household names shown as everyday people.

    And that is precisely what this book does. For the first time, we've been provided a universal perspective of characters, events, successes and failures, and luck (fortunate and unfortunate!) related to the beginning of the FBI and the crime wave that ignited its need.

    Yep, I couldn't help myself. The stereotypes imbedded since my youth are so vividly drawn. I was rooting for John Dillinger even though I've known his destiny since I was eight years old. Old Man Hoover, a bumbling inspector who excelled in politics and media manipulation, actually at times seems a worst character than the criminals.

    It's a fantastic book that reads faster than a bank robber leaves the vault. It's well researched and just plain readable. The bad guys (and gals) had highly intricate relationships, which Mr. Burrough masterfully weaves together throughout the historical journey.

    Oh what a great movie this will make. I suspect the leading talents in Hollywood are already pushing agents for a juicy part. Gimme a Coke and some buttered popcorn!

    But don't simply wait for the movie. This is a must-read book for anyone even remotely interested in contemporary U.S. history....more info
    I bought this book only to read about the Dillinger Gang's shootout with the G-Men at Little Bohemia Resort in Northern Wisconsin. I started at Chapter One to get a sense of place and time, intending to skip to the part I was interested in. Didn't happen! The entire book is so interesting and action filled, it read like a "thriller" and there was no way I could skip even one page. Imagine, the Dillinger shootout took place during the final two days of Bonnie and Clyde's adventure. Meanwhile, "Baby Face" Nelson, the Barrows Gang, "Pretty Boy" Floyd and all the other "Public Enemies" were running around all over the country and being pursued by J. Edger Hoover's G-men. This is far better than any fiction and is thoroughly documented. Real people doing amazing things...while robbing banks and sleeping in their cars. Best book I have read in some time!...more info
  • The Gangs Are All Here
    This is an extremely fun book on the, IMO, most exciting era in American law-enforcement. Some reviews claim it is to long, yes it is long but it is a page turner so the more pages the merrier. I will concede that it may be a bit anti-climatic after Dillinger is brought to justice but that is not the author's fault that is the way history played out and the way the book had to be written since this is the FBI story and not Dillinger's. This book is the perfect introduction to the Depression era bandits. If you have the slightest interest in the Public Enemies of the early 1930's start here. It will either quench your thirst or kindle a life long interest in Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson & Co....more info
  • Public Enemies
    How anyone can find fault with this book is beyond me. Mr. Burroughs is to be commended for a job well done. As a crime aficionado myself who is, unfortunately, usually disappointed in the vast majority of so-called "true crime" stories on the market today, I found "Public Enemies" to be a breath of fresh air in that it was fast-paced, meticulously researched, and exciting. Definitely a keeper in my library!
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  • Well written and a excellent book
    Mr. Burrough is a talented writer. Public Enemies is very well written and he has an abundance of information within the pages of his manuscript. Any reader that states this book is a "miss" did not bother to sit down and actually read it. It is a must have for the home collection....more info
  • Packed with fascinating information

    Burrough takes you beyond the comic book version of gangsters and G-men in this detailed look at a unique period of American history. All sorts of interesting tidbits flow out of the pages, all of it based upon solid research. Burrough has said he wanted to avoid any 'speculative' history where the author attempts to interpret events or else posit some theory based upon flimsy evidence. I appreciate that as I've had too many experiences of authors interjecting their theories into history books and rendering the book somewhat ludicrous.

    That said, in some places the book does get weighted down under an avalanche of information. In those places I had to slow down in order to follow the story line. However, I didn't find that too big of an issue....not even enough to deduct a star off my rating.

    Overall, an excellent read which will give you a comprehensive understanding of the gangster era.

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  • The wobbly line between law-breaking and law-enforcement
    Public Enemies is a story of a time only three generations past. Millions upon millions of Americans were unemployed and dispossessed. Banks which had forcibly evicted many of the hapless whose impoverishment they had at least partially caused.

    A few bank robbers became folk heroes. Others seeing this fame thought bank robbing should be their career. None of the bank robbers, despite their perceived Robin Hood ethic, were anything other than criminals, taking what belonged to others and often murdering innocents in the process.

    Local law enforcement at the time was frequently corrupt (as it is today) and limited by lack of technology. Burrough describes how FBI agents had to leave their posts to find payphones to telephone in their progress reports.

    As a part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal - and to justify the intrusion of the federal government into state and local affairs - the FBI was given the task of bringing these "Public Enemies" to "justice."

    The egomanical J. Edgar Hoover and his agents had as little respect for the law as the bank robbers and kidnappers they pursued. And they were no more competent.

    Burrough catalogs the often tragic comedy of errors as the embryonic FBI chased their targets. Agents had to learn how to shoot, how to conduct surveillance, how to collate information. In short, most often it was dumb luck that resulted in the apprehension - and often summary execution - of the "most wanted."

    The FBI's tactics included kidnapping, secret detention and possibly physical abuse.

    The press, no brighter in those days than now, played the events like a ping-pong ball, alternately praising the criminals and than lionizing law enforcement.

    Burrough pays attention to the details. He has no favorites here. And, when all is said, the reader probably won't either.

    Jerry...more info
  • A great read for any true crime enthusiast!
    I am a true crime book fan. As good as the subject matter is, a lot of books end up being very dry. Not in this case. I read this book in three days. This book does a really good job of transporting you to that era. It is written very objectively, and does a nice job of covering all of the Feds and Yegs of that era from Dillenger to J. Edgar Hoover. The author kept the information at a great pace and it never went dry. I recommend this book to the beginner reader to the collector. it is just that good. ...more info
  • Well done.
    Yes Mr. Burrough made a few mistakes with addresses and name spellings but overall I was impressed with how he made all the information flow together so well. This was a huge task to take on and I was surprised how good of a job was done. I did have to dock a star due to the amount Mr. Burrough relied on Alvin Karpis's word for word retelling of events that happened so long ago- it gives the book a bit of a fiction feel to it at times. Overall this was a very good read. ...more info
  • Debunking the Myths
    This is what good history books should be all about. Mr. Burrough's engaging retelling of the overly romanticized, Depression-era criminals and exposing Hoover's public relations spin for personal gain was very effect. Historians that capably dissect events from the past help us to understand how today's events are also manipulated for political and philosophical gain. As trite as it may sound, history does repeat itself. Mr. Burrough's book is well written and kept me entertained and informed throughout. Thoroughly enjoyable....more info
  • Get ready to ride along with the gangster bank robbers in their old Fords and Hudsons!
    For history buffs, this is a find! I could not put this book down! WoW, loaded, just packed with information on the PUBLIC ENEMIES! With all the fuss now, with Johnny Depp starring in Public Enemies, based on this book, I am sure this will be THE book everyone will have to read. The movie is coming out in 2009. Filmed in the Midwest; Wisconsin, Indiana, etc, and even at Little Bohemia, in Northern Wisconsin, where the Feds goofed up bigtime and J.Edgar Hoover covered, or at least tried to cover up their blunder, when innocent citizens were gunned down, instead of the "gangstas". You will love this, you won't want the book to end, it covers all of them, Johhny Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson, Ma Barker and her gang, Machine Gun Kelly. It's all here, and of course, Bonnie and Clyde. You will be right at the scenes, even when they met their bloody early demise, and most of them went out shooting their tommy guns. The author did a magnificent job of researching his subjects. You won't be disappointed spending a weekend reading this one!...more info
  • Audio Abridgement Is a Tough Sell
    Whenever you produce an abridged version of any book, there is a risk that you'll edit out things which end up being not just relevant, but even critical to full enjoyment of the work.

    That's pretty much the case here.

    There is so much encyclopedic material in the full book that the abridgement loses way too many references. The result is, unfortunately, that the devoted reader misses pieces which are really crucial to understanding the huge picture of crime and criminals being painted here.

    "Pentimento." I'd recommend skipping the abridged audio version and reading the whole book instead....more info
  • Its Death for Bonnie & Clyde & Others in Desperado 30s USA
    Bryan Burrough is a columnist for Vanity Fair magazine. In this book he examines the lives and infamous careers of such
    notorious bank robbers, kidnappers and murderers as John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, The Barker-
    Karpas game of hoodlums , Machine Gun Kelly and Bonnie and Clyde.
    Burrough's chief thesis is how John Edgar Hoover and his FBI
    became powerful as they learned to combat public enemies during 1933-34 from the time agents were gunned down in the Kansas City Massacre to the capture of Karpas and the deaths of severalpublic enemies.
    Hoover was an egotist wise in the ways of self-promotiion as he denigrated the work of such star agents at Melvin Purvis,
    Hoover's FBI made crimes against "G'Men" a federal crime and
    made the agency and its formidable director a powerful force in the Washington power game for decades to come.
    The book is interesting with good maps of the escapades of the criminals and pictures of the various criminal gangs. It was
    easy, however, to get all the names and crimes from getting mixed up.
    This book could have been edited into a series of magazine profiles but is an interesting read for anyone interested in crime, life in the Great Depression or the career of J. Edgar
    Hoover....more info
  • Right on Target so to speak....
    Having grown up in the 1940's and living in Shreveport (Bonnie and Clyde always a discussion topic), the bad boys in this book were very real to me as a youngster.
    This is a great book that covers all the bases of the headliner public enemies of the era. I especially liked the time line reference and we followed them from their beginnings to the inevitable end.
    Good book. Buy it....more info
    This is a magnificent story. It is a story of murderous men who took what they wanted and simply killed anyone who got in their way. The killers described in this book killed police officers as casually as little boys stomp on ants. No one, it seemed, was going to stop them. The FBI did. And FBI agents died in the process. The Bureau was thrown into a job it was not prepared for, but it learned the hard way and eventually it won. Burroughs shows the FBI struggling in its infancy but he has genuine respect for these men who had to work 15 hours a day and face sub-machine gun wielding bank robbers.
    He is fair to the FBI. He is fair to its leader, J. Edgar Hoover. He is even fair to the murderers whose crimes got the FBI "thrown" into the job of national manhunts. There is so much information here and it is told briskly and interestingly. This is the kind of book which should win awards, but never seems to do so. This is an epic story of two years in America. Forget the other books about Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson and the others. Just read this one and you will know what happened. ...more info
  • No Stone Un-turned
    Every detail, every bullet, every dollor.... loved the detail and foot notes. Totally engrossing and loved it!...more info