Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34
Public Enemies America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI 193334 Author:Bryan Burrough Public Enemies is the story of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young J. Edgar Hoover, his FBI and an 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 ... more »storytelling, 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.« less
Burrough cuts through the hollywood fantasy to tell the real story of the Feds 'war on crime" from 1933-35. The rise to national prominence of J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI into a highly sophistictaed national police force, the hunt for John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, V8 Fords, blazing tommyguns, it's all here.