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The Resource The year of fear : Machine Gun Kelly and the manhunt that changed the nation, Joe Urschel

The year of fear : Machine Gun Kelly and the manhunt that changed the nation, Joe Urschel

Label
The year of fear : Machine Gun Kelly and the manhunt that changed the nation
Title
The year of fear
Title remainder
Machine Gun Kelly and the manhunt that changed the nation
Statement of responsibility
Joe Urschel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's 1933 and Prohibition has given rise to the American gangster--now infamous names like Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger. Bank robberies at gunpoint are commonplace and kidnapping for ransom is the scourge of a lawless nation. With local cops unauthorized to cross state lines in pursuit and no national police force, safety for kidnappers is just a short trip on back roads they know well from their bootlegging days. Gangster George "Machine Gun" Kelly and his wife, Kathryn, are some of the most celebrated criminals of the Great Depression. With gin-running operations facing extinction and bank vaults with dwindling stores of cash, Kelly sets his sights on the easy-money racket of kidnapping. His target: rich oilman, Charles Urschel.Enter J. Edgar Hoover, a desperate Justice Department bureaucrat who badly needs a successful prosecution to impress the new administration and save his job. Hoover's agents are given the sole authority to chase kidnappers across state lines and when Kelly bungles the snatch job, Hoover senses his big opportunity. What follows is a thrilling 20,000 mile chase over the back roads of Depression-era America, crossing 16 state lines, and generating headlines across America along the way--a historical mystery/thriller for the ages.Joe Urschel's The Year of Fear is a thrilling true crime story of gangsters and lawmen and how an obscure federal bureaucrat used this now legendary kidnapping case to launch the FBI"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 364.152/3092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6248.K414
LC item number
U77 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The year of fear : Machine Gun Kelly and the manhunt that changed the nation, Joe Urschel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
George and Kathryn go to work -- A massacre in Kansas City -- The Kidnapping Scourge -- The Abduction -- Welcome to Paradise -- The Delivery -- The Manhunt -- Catching Kelly -- The Kellys' Trial -- The G-men Take the Spotlight -- Alcatraz and the "Irredeemables."
Control code
ocn898529435
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9781250020796
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015022093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)898529435
Label
The year of fear : Machine Gun Kelly and the manhunt that changed the nation, Joe Urschel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
George and Kathryn go to work -- A massacre in Kansas City -- The Kidnapping Scourge -- The Abduction -- Welcome to Paradise -- The Delivery -- The Manhunt -- Catching Kelly -- The Kellys' Trial -- The G-men Take the Spotlight -- Alcatraz and the "Irredeemables."
Control code
ocn898529435
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9781250020796
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015022093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)898529435

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