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by Jeffery S. King

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  • ISBN: 1581824505
  • Author: Jeffery S. King
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Historical
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing (April 15, 2005)
  • Pages: 266 pages
  • ePUB size: 1258 kb
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Jeffery King's book does provide a great deal of information on the gang's members, but not anything different than what can already be found .

Jeffery King's book does provide a great deal of information on the gang's members, but not anything different than what can already be found in numerous other books on this subject. King states that the Purvis family was "deeply upset" that Hoover ignored Melvin's death. However, in Alston Purvis's book "The Vendetta", in a telegram to Hoover after Melvin's death, his wife stated, "We are honored that you ignored Melvin's death. He offers pictures, references, quotes from people and letters and the personal history of each person in the gang.

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Includes bibliographical references and index

Includes bibliographical references and index. Just a kid" - Pendleton - The convict comedian - "Wild as a march hare" - Turnabout - Reunited at Michigan City - Redheaded robber - The fat man - Bad boy Boobie - Back on the outside - A taste for bank jobs - Bandit with a baby face -. Nelson's new gang - Terrible Tommy - Fast Eddie - Making a name for himself - Big house breakout - A deadly escape - Nelson gang up North - The first Dillinger gang - Interlude - On the lam - Holidays and homicide - The party's over - "Can.

A historical treatment of the career of the members of the Dillinger gang along with individual member biographies.

Select Format: Hardcover. A historical treatment of the career of the members of the Dillinger gang along with individual member biographies. ISBN13: 9781581824506. Release Date: April 2005.

The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Gangster in America. Don't Call Us Molls: Women of the John Dillinger Gang. Little Neck, N. Y: Clinton Cook Publishing, 2002. The Barrow Gang's Visit to Dexter. Dexter, Iowa: Bob Weesner, 1976. Revised ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993. Friedman, Lawrence M. Crime and Punishment in American History. New York: Basic Books, 1993. Gardner, Ruth Dickerson. Lunch at Boney's Mound: A Portrait of Family and Friends. Privately published, 1997. С любовью написанный портрет семьи Ла Порт - Ванатка. J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets.

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Great Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger was America's Most Wanted Ma. And thus began his first run-in with the law: When some of the housewives he sold coal to ratted out him and his co-conspirators, Dillinger got a talking to from a local judge

Great Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger was America's Most Wanted Man. He raided 13 banks before the FBI shot him dead in 1934. And thus began his first run-in with the law: When some of the housewives he sold coal to ratted out him and his co-conspirators, Dillinger got a talking to from a local judge. And a talking to was all he got - no punishment, not even an actual slap on the wrist. The judge might have thought the lecture was enough to set him straight.

The Dillinger Gang was the name given to a crew of American Depression-era bank robbers led by John Dillinger and included other famous gangsters of the period, such as Baby Face Nelson

The Dillinger Gang was the name given to a crew of American Depression-era bank robbers led by John Dillinger and included other famous gangsters of the period, such as Baby Face Nelson. The gang was noted for a successful string of bank robberies, using modern tools and tactics, in the Midwestern United States from September 1933 to July 1934. During the execution of these crimes, the gang killed 10 men and wounded 7 more

A historical treatment of the career of the members of the Dillinger gang along with individual member biographies.
Comments: (7)
Shaktiktilar
Very good read. My only problem is that it appears that it wasn't proof-read before publication. Incorrect grammer will catch your eye while reading this book. Believe me, aside from all of that, it was a great read on the life of "JD" I highly recommend it
digytal soul
Several books have been written about John Dillinger and his cohorts along with the recently published book entitled The Vendetta by Alston Purvis. Each of the books cover the same cast of characters and incidents such as the shootout at the Little Bohemia lodge in northern Wisconsin. Jeffery King's book does provide a great deal of information on the gang's members, but not anything different than what can already be found in numerous other books on this subject. King states that the Purvis family was "deeply upset" that Hoover ignored Melvin's death. However, in Alston Purvis's book "The Vendetta", in a telegram to Hoover after Melvin's death, his wife stated, "We are honored that you ignored Melvin's death. Your jealously hurt him very much..." I did find numerous spelling errors, the same word repeated in a sentence, word omissions, and incorrect words placed in sentences especially, but certainly not limited to, the chapter on Little Bohemia. In summary, while I found the book to be interesting, it doesn't have any information to speak of that can't be found in numerous other similar volumes. It also is in serious need of a proofreader.
Anicasalar
This book is so cool and filled with a lot of info on all the dillinger members. Stuff that I didn't even know, and I have like 5-6 dillinger books. Before I read it and always liked John Hamilton the second best, but after reading Homer Van Meter made a big impression on me. Dillinger actually looked to Homer for advice on alot of things. Also I love how him and Baby face are always fighting, came close to pulling guns on each other a couple times. Read this book in less than a 5 days, usually I only read at work on breaks but this was hard to put down every chapter is great.
Oso
If you just want the facts about the Dillinger Gang then this is the book for you. The books flows smoothly and is easy to read, individual chapters are allocated to each gang member which details their family life, upbringing and their drift into a life of crime. Many of them lost one or both parents very early in life, maybe this pushed them over the edge to crime l do not know, but low paying, mundane jobs were not an option for the Dillinger gang.

Van Meter, Nelson and Pierpont were vicious, nasty creatures who seemed born for the prison yard, although evidence is presented that Pierpont was never the same after he was beaned on the head by a baseball bat, it is claimed he suffered from periods of insanity. Makely seems to have been a enough nice fellow he just enjoyed robberies along with the money and lifestyle it bought. Makely reflecting in the book said that a life dedicated to honesty would lead to the poverty he saw in his father's lifestyle which to him was a waste of a life!

Many bizarre moments of the criminals lives are in the book, a milk bottle is thrown at the Dillinger gang while exiting from one of their robberies and Van Meter escaping from the police by jumping on an untended wagon pulled by horses and whipping the horses into a gallop as he and the wagon tore down the street to a successful escape! Nelson, sitting in a hotel room enjoying the rantings and ravings of Van Meter (no love lost between these two) who was distraught at the look of his face after plastic surgery.

Overall a good introduction to the Dillinger gang with a lot of details on the type of tension filled lives they lead.
Gavinrage
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (8/06)

"The Rise and Fall of the Dillinger Gang" is really interesting. Author, Jeffrey S. King, extensively researched the background of the Dillinger gang. He offers pictures, references, quotes from people and letters and the personal history of each person in the gang.

Dillinger himself was either seen as "Public Enemy Number One" or he was viewed as a modern day Robin Hood. The later comparison was actually really sad because while he wasn't robbing from the poor, he was responsible for the beatings and or deaths of several people, including many law enforcement officers. This gang robbed stores, theaters, banks, and raided police stations to help some of the members escape including Dillinger himself.

Dillinger's criminal career started early. He was locked up from 1924 to 1933. He got out and continued his crime sprees. Some of his family members felt that he continued his life of crime because his first prison sentence was unfairly too long. His numerous attempts at escaping prison continued to add to his sentence. His family should have looked at why he was locked up in the first place. He was truly a career criminal and did not seem to want any other life.

From his prison release in May of 1933 to when he was gunned down on July 22, 1934, Dillinger's gang was responsible for killing about 16 people and robbing 20 banks. Eleven of these people were law enforcement officers.

Other members in the gang's lives are also reviewed in this book. This includes: George "Baby Face" Nelson (Lester Gillis), Harry Eugene "Eddie" Green, Homer Van Meter, Harry Pierpont, Charley Makley, Russell Lee Clark, John Hamilton, and Thomas Carroll. You will learn everything about their upbringings, their relationships, and their demises.

Included in some of the photos are pictures of several of gang members after they were killed. This includes Dillinger's photo. It is unsettling to see these pictures, but what I feel was more unsettling are the smiling faces of several of the people posing in the background photos around the bodies. Because of his notoriety, Dillinger had 15,000 people view his body at the morgue.

I highly recommend this book to history or biography buffs. In addition to learning about the career criminal lives of these men, you get a really good feel for what society was like at the time. You also learn about how the FBI got start and J. Edgar Hoover's role at the time.

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