Saturday, June 26, 2010

Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI 1933-34

Public Enemies:  America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI 1933-34 by Bryan Burrough and Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan are so far tie for my number 1 books of the year.  This book is about the gangster era of the early 30s featuring Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson, Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger and a few more.  The stories about these people are so fascinating that it made me want to keep reading.  A ton of research went into making this book come alive.  I really, really enjoyed this book and plan to see the movie based on it one day.  I think this book would appeal more to men than women though--a great read!

(Gerard's review 9/3/09)


  1. By writing on September 08, 2009 08:35 from old blog:
    Thanks for the suggestion. Both are on my library hold lists and good to know they'll be worth it when they arrive! Love that your cat is reading Where the Wild Things Are (smile)

  2. By Karen & Gerard on September 08, 2009 16:00 from old blog:
    Gerard kept saying over and over how good these two books were. Did you see the post Manny wrote about reading "Where the Wild Things Are?" It's on the Cat Corner-Meow page. Here's the link:


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