Public Enemies by Bryan Burrough
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Public Enemies
By Bryan Burrough

Public Enemies

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

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Public Enemies by Bryan Burrough

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143035374
ISBN-10: 0143035371
Format: Paperback / softback
(215mm x 150mm x 28mm)
Pages: 591
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bryan Burrough

Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and the author of three previous books. A former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, he is a three-time winner of the John Hancock Award for excellence in financial journalism. Burrough lives in Summit, New Jersey, with his wife and their two sons.

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