Dillinger's Wild Ride: The Year That Made America's Public Enemy Number One

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Elliott J. Gorn
  • Publish Date: 2009-06-04


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What is the power of Dillinger's story? Why has it lingered so long? Who was John Dillinger? Gorn illuminates the significance of Dillinger's tremendous fame and the endurance of his legacy, arguing that he represented an American fascination with primitive freedom against social convention. Dillinger's story has much to tell us about our enduring fascination with outlaws, crime and violence, about the complexity of our transition from rural to urban life, and about the transformation of America during the Great Depression.
Dillinger's Wild Ride is a compulsively readable story with an unforgettable protagonist.

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