Baby Face Nelson by Steven Nickel
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Baby Face Nelson
By Steven Nickel

Baby Face Nelson

Portrait of a Public Enemy

By (author) See other recent books by Steven Nickel See other recent books by William J. Helmer
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $70.59
Your Price: $63.53 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.06! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.18 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days



Baby Face Nelson by Steven Nickel

Book Description

Lester Joseph Gillis - better known to the public and press of the 1930s as Baby Face Nelson - was one of a succession of public enemies beginning with John Dillinger and progressing to Bonnie and Clyde, Ma Barker, Machine Gun Kelly, and Pretty Boy Floyd. For decades their stories were largely myths, containing a combination of popular folklore and carefully crafted FBI fables. In recent years historians have generated a more factual look at the life and times of the various Depression-era desperados. Until now Baby Face Nelson has remained as enigmatic and one-dimensional as he was then, portrayed by J. Edgar Hoover and newsmen as a trigger-happy punk who looked like a choirboy and killed without a conscience. Finally the full story of his short life can be told. Using new information that comes from the formerly classified files of the FBI, the Nelson who emerges from the pages of Baby Face Nelson: Portrait of a Public Enemy is a more paradoxical and interesting figure than one might expect. Obviously addicted to crime in his youth and evidently intoxicated with violence near the end of his life, he came from an ordinary, honest middle-class family. In a surprising departure from the gangster norm, Nelson and his wife remained fiercely devoted to one another, and between holdups they often lived a quiet domestic life with their two children and, at times, Nelson's mother. The main focus of this biography is on Nelson's remarkable criminal career, from sensational bank robberies and blazing gun battles up to his death at the age of twenty-five. Many misconceptions are corrected and some of the abuses of the FBI are exposed.

Buy Baby Face Nelson book by Steven Nickel from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781581822724
ISBN-10: 1581822723
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 150mm x 39mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Cumberland House Publishing,US
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing,US
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Steven Nickel

Baby Face Nelson by Steven Nickel Baby Face Nelson, Paperback / softback (June 2012)

Using new information that comes from the formerly classified files of the FBI, this book tells the full story of the remarkable criminal career of Baby Face Nelson. Illustrations.

Torso by Steven Nickel Torso, Paperback (March 2002)

Set against the vividly drawn background of Cleveland during the Depression, this is the true story of Eliot Ness and his failed efforts to find the grisly serial killer.

» View all books by Steven Nickel

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Baby Face Nelson book by Steven Nickel and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Steven Nickel

Steven Nickel is a freelance writer who has written for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and has appeared on NBC's Unsolved Mysteries, A&E's Biography, and documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. The author of Torso, he lives in Janesville, Wisconsin. William Helmer is a former senior editor at Playboy and author of The Gun that Made the Twenties Roar and Public Enemies, and the co-author of Dillinger: The Untold Story and The Quotable Al Capone. He lives in Iowa

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Steven Nickel close
Baby Face Nelson by Steven Nickel
Torso by Steven Nickel
»
Recent books by William J. Helmer close
Capone and His American Boys by William J. Helmer
Capone and His American Boys by William J. Helmer
Dillinger by William J. Helmer
St. Valentine's Day Massacre by William J. Helmer
Complete Public Enemy Almanac by William J. Helmer
Baby Face Nelson by William J. Helmer
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close