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'Dillinger: The Untold Story" is a remarkable contemporary account of John Dillinger's career as a bank robber and his run-ins with the FBI. Written in the 1930s by G. Russell Girardin but never published, the book is based on information supplied by Dillinger's lawyer, Louis Piquett. Here at last is the inside scoop on a number of old questions: How did Dillinger engineer his famous "wooden gun" jailbreak? What were Dillinger's ties to his betrayer Anna Sage? Was there any truth to the charges that some of Dillinger's bank robberies were prearranged with the banks? Packed with illustrations and new information, this is a feast for crime buffs. G. Russell Girardin was trying to start up an advertising agency in 1933, when a chance encounter with Dillinger's lawyer led to the writing of a series of newspaper articles and a never-published book. Girardin went on to have a successful career as the head of an advertising agency. He died in 1990, just four months after he met William J. Helmer and gave him the long-forgotten manuscript on Dillinger. William J. Helmer is a contributing editor at Playboy.;The author of countless magazine articles and book reviews, Helmer's previous books include "The Gun That Made the Twenties Roar" and "Playboy's Illustrated History of Crime'.

Dillinger - G R Girardin

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Title
Dillinger - the untold story
Author
G R Girardin
format
Hardback
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19940501

'Dillinger: The Untold Story" is a remarkable contemporary account of John Dillinger's career as a bank robber and his run-ins with the FBI. Written in the 1930s by G. Russell Girardin but never published, the book is based on information supplied by Dillinger's lawyer, Louis Piquett. Here at last is the inside scoop on a number of old questions: How did Dillinger engineer his famous "wooden gun" jailbreak? What were Dillinger's ties to his betrayer Anna Sage? Was there any truth to the charges that some of Dillinger's bank robberies were prearranged with the banks? Packed with illustrations and new information, this is a feast for crime buffs. G. Russell Girardin was trying to start up an advertising agency in 1933, when a chance encounter with Dillinger's lawyer led to the writing of a series of newspaper articles and a never-published book. Girardin went on to have a successful career as the head of an advertising agency. He died in 1990, just four months after he met William J. Helmer and gave him the long-forgotten manuscript on Dillinger. William J. Helmer is a contributing editor at Playboy.;The author of countless magazine articles and book reviews, Helmer's previous books include "The Gun That Made the Twenties Roar" and "Playboy's Illustrated History of Crime'.

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Type
BOOK
Edition
Anniversary Edition
Keyword Index
Gangsters - United States - Biography.
Country of Publication
Indiana
Number of Pages
396

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