In the summer of 1933 an amazing group of chancers, misfits and psychopaths took to the American road. Fuelled by the Depression, fast cars and cheap guns, these freelance gangsters terrorized a vast swathe of banks and drugstores across the Midwest. Bonnie and Clyde, Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Baby Face Nelson, the Barker gang, Pretty Boy Floyd and others went on a crime spree that turned them into legends in their own - generally quite brief - lifetimes. As they tore across state lines, mocking the police and amassing fortunes, the gangsters had no idea that in Washington their nemesis was forming: J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. Public Enemies is the sensational story of the outlaws whose exploits became folklore, and the savage, myth-making response of those who hunted them down.
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'A rollicking ride' Guardian 'Entrancing ... fascinating ... definitive ... a wild and amazing story' Washington Post 'Excellent true crime ... brims with vivid portraiture' New York Times 'This blockbuster movie of a volume ... crackles and pops with dialogue so outrageous that you suspect a dozen scriptwriters have worked on it, but every word is true' SpectatorAbout the Author:
Bryan Burrough is the author of Dragonfly: Nasa and the Crisis Aboard Mir, Vendetta: American Express and the Smearing of Edmond Safra and (with John Helyar) Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco. He lives in New Jersey.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: [A] riveting true-crime tale . . . fascinating . . . the real story, it turns out, is much better than the Hollywood version. The Wall Street Journal It is hard to imagine a more careful, complete and entrancing book on the subject, and on this era. The Washington Post A rollicking yarn whose prose bounces across the page like a getaway car through a wheat field. Newsweek Enemies is an amazingly detailed true-life thriller that puts us on a stakeout alongside the feds, inside the banks while bullets fly, and inevitably, next to the criminals bloody corpses. Entertainment Weekly, A. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0143115863
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