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John Dillinger Slept Here


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  • By: Paul Maccabee
  • Format: 362 pp., 135 illus., 6 maps, bibliog., index, paperback
  • Publisher: MHS Press
  • Usually ships in: 1- 3 business days
  • ISBN 0-87351-316-9
A Crooks' Tour of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul, 1920-1936
Crime historian Paul Maccabee takes you inside the bankrobberies, gangland assassinations, and police intrigue of St. Paul's 1920s and 1930s gangster era.

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"Paul Maccabee's John Dillinger Slept Here is not just one of the best books ever written about Minneapolis-St. Paul, it is one of the best books of local history I have ever read -- about any city anywhere on Earth. While writing `Public Enemies' I kept it on my desk at all times. I daresay one cannot call himself a real Minnesotan if you haven't read it. The book is just that darned good."
Bryan Burrough, author of Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and Birth of the FBI, 1933-34,the basis for Public Enemies, the movie starring Johnny Depp

This book is based on more than 100,000 pages of FBI files and wiretaps, prison and police records, and mob confessions. Interviews with 250 crime victims, policemen, gun molls, and family members of criminals bring these public enemies to life. Crime historian Paul Maccabee takes you inside the bank robberies, gangland assassinations, and police intrigue of St. Paul's 1920s and1930s gangster era. You'll also find Crooks' Tour maps and more than 130 rare FBI, police, and family photographs.

Praise for John Dillinger Slept Here:

"A landmark study of gangland crime."--William J. Helmer, author,Dillinger: The Untold Story

"Maccabee is an authority on his subject which makes John Dillinger Slept Here an enthralling read. " -- St. Paul Pioneer Press

Crime historian Paul Maccabee spent thirteen years fighting the FBI to obtain more than 100,000 Justice Department files on the notorious Public Enemies era of St. Paul—resulting in his book John Dillinger Slept Here, called “a small masterpiece of social history” by Playboy magazine. As well as being featured in three A&E TV documentaries and the History Channel’s Crime Story documentary, Maccabee has testified before the U.S. Congress on his efforts to crack open long-secret documents about Minnesota’s gangland history.

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John Dillinger Slept Here