The Dillinger Days by John Toland

The Dillinger Days

byJohn Toland

Paperback | March 22, 1995

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For thirteen violent months in the 1930s, John Dillinger and his gang swept through the Midwest. The criminals of the Depression robbed almost at will (the Indiana State Police had only 41 members, including clerks and typists). Dillinger's daring escapes-single-handed at Crown Point jail or through the withering machine gun fire of FBI agents at Little Bohemia Lodge-and his countless bank robberies excited the imagination of a despondent country. He eluded the lawmen of a half-dozen states and the growing power of the FBI, earning him the dubious honor of Public Enemy Number One and captivating Americans to the present day. His brief but significant career is vividly chronicled here in extraordinary detail, as is the entire outlaw era of Baby Face Nelson, Bonnie and Clyde, Ma Barker, and Machine Gun Kelly. The author conducted hundreds of interviews; his research took him through thirty-four states, into the cells where Dillinger was confined, and into every bank he robbed. The Dillinger Days is the inside account of a desperate and determined war between the law and the lawless, a struggle that did not end until a unique set of circumstances led to Dillinger's bloody death outside a Chicago movie house.

About The Author

John Toland is the author of many acclaimed books, including Adolf Hitler, The Last One Hundred Days, No Man's Land, In Mortal Combat: Korea 19501501953, and Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath.

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Title:The Dillinger DaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:382 pages, 8.25 × 5.38 × 0.86 inPublished:March 22, 1995Publisher:Da Capo Press

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ISBN - 10:0306806266

ISBN - 13:9780306806261

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