John Dillinger: The Life and Death of AmericaŠs First Celebrity Criminal

Author: Dary Matera

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$26.00 (Canada Yes)
Trade Cloth 416pp, 6 x 9
16 pages of B&W photographs
Spring 2004 Publisher: Carroll & Graf

This is the book that was written by Joe Pinkston before his death. Matera has rewritten
and condensed Joe's 1100 page manuscript to 416 pages. Matera is the author of many books
and has appeared on countless TV shows to talk and promote his books. This new book will
be available this April 2004. You can pre-order this book online at Barnes & Noble Online.

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Best-selling author Dary Matera sets the Dillinger record straight,
seventy years after the outlaw's death. John Dillinger is an
adrenaline-fueled narrative that reignites America's fascination with
the suave but deadly desperado who was the FBI's first "Public
Enemy." Dubbed "The Jackrabbit" because of the way he leaped over
bank cages and railings, Dillinger and his bank-robbing gang cut a
criminal swath yet to be equaled. They became so famous in the 1930s
that throngs of excited spectators would block the route to their
getaway cars. When caught, Dillinger staged the most harrowing prison
escapes imaginable-only to finally be betrayed by the infamous "Lady
in Red." John Dillinger brings to light new information, including
bank robberies never before reported; detailed plans for major crimes
that Dillinger nearly implemented; the revelation that the "Lady in
Red" was actually a police plant; and the startling fact that John
Dillinger was summarily executed by rogue FBI agents being
manipulated by East Chicago detectives desperate to cover up
widespread police corruption. With access to thousands of detailed
accounts, and pages of telling photographs, Matera's definitive book
describes every robbery, shoot-out, and prison escape as though he
choreographed them himself.

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