Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 368 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in
Published: May 7, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1401312683
ISBN - 13: 9781401312688
About the Book
In the first year of the 20th century, Willie Sutton came of age at a time when banks were out of control. Trapped in a cycle of bank panics, depressions and soaring unemployment, Sutton saw only one way out, only one way to win the girl of his dreams. So began the career of America's most successful bank robber.
From the Publisher
"Electrifying." --Booklist (starred)
Willie Sutton was born in the Irish slums of Brooklyn in 1901, and
he came of age at a time when banks were out of control. Sutton saw
only one way out and only one way to win the girl of his dreams. So
began the career of America''s most successful bank robber. During
three decades Sutton became so good at breaking into banks, the FBI
put him on its first-ever Most Wanted List. But the public rooted
for the criminal who never fired a shot, and when Sutton was
finally caught for good, crowds at the jail chanted his name.
In J.R. Moehringer''s retelling, it was more than need or rage that
drove Sutton. It was his first love. And when he finally walked
free--a surprise pardon on Christmas Eve, 1969--he immediately set
out to find her.
"What Hilary Mantel did for Thomas Cromwell and Paula McLain for
Hadley Hemingway . . . J.R. Moehringer now does for bank robber
Willie Sutton." --Newsday
"Thoroughly absorbing. . . . Filled with vibrant and colorful
re-creations of not one but several times in the American past."
--Kevin Baker, author of Strivers Row
"[J.R. Moehringer] has found an historical subject equal to his
vivid imagination, gimlet journalistic eye, and pitch-perfect ear
for dialogue. By turns suspenseful, funny, romantic, and sad--in
short, a book you won''t be able to put down." --John Burnham
Schwartz, author of Reservation Road and The
About the Author
J.R. Moehringer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing
in 2000, is a former national correspondent for the Los Angeles
Times and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
Moehringer is the author of the New York Times bestselling
The Tender Bar and coauthor of Open by Andre