Dimensions: 628 pages, 8.6 × 5.8 × 1.4 in
Published: October 5, 2012
Publisher: Thorndike Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1410451119
ISBN - 13: 9781410451118
From the Publisher
A New York Times Bestselling Author, A Pulitzer Prize-winning Author -- From the acclaimed author of The Tender Bar comes a much-anticipated first novel based on the life of the beloved bank robber Willie Sutton. Born in the Irish slums of Brooklyn in the first year of the twentieth century, Willie Sutton came of age at a time when banks were out of control. Taking brazen risks, causing millions to lose their jobs and homes, they were shamelessly seeking bailouts. Sutton saw only one way out; one way to win the girl of his dreams. So began the career of America''s most successful -- and favorite -- bank robber, who Moehringer now brings blazing back to life.
About the Author
J. R. Moehringer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist. He is the author of The Tender Bar (2005) and Sutton (2012). He collaborated on Andre Aggassi's memoir Open (2012). Moehringer graduated from Yale University in 1986. He began his journalism career as a news assistant at The New York Times later moving to Breckenridge, Colorado to work at the Rocky Mountain News and even later he became a reporter for the Orange County bureau of the Los Angeles Times. Moehringer eventually was sent to Atlanta to serve as the LA Times national correspondent on the south. Moehringer received the Literary Award, PEN Center USA West and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, both in 1997 and a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 2000.