The Dillinger Days

The Dillinger Days

By: John Toland (author)Paperback

More than 4 weeks availability


For thirteen violent months in the 1930s, John Dillinger and his gang swept through the Midwest. The criminals of the Depression robbed almost at will (the Indiana State Police had only 41 members, including clerks and typists). Dillinger's daring escapes-single-handed at Crown Point jail or through the withering machine gun fire of FBI agents at Little Bohemia Lodge-and his countless bank robberies excited the imagination of a despondent country. He eluded the lawmen of a half-dozen states and the growing power of the FBI, earning him the dubious honor of Public Enemy Number One and captivating Americans to the present day. His brief but significant career is vividly chronicled here in extraordinary detail, as is the entire outlaw era of Baby Face Nelson, Bonnie and Clyde, Ma Barker, and Machine Gun Kelly. The author conducted hundreds of interviews; his research took him through thirty-four states, into the cells where Dillinger was confined, and into every bank he robbed. The Dillinger Days is the inside account of a desperate and determined war between the law and the lawless, a struggle that did not end until a unique set of circumstances led to Dillinger's bloody death outside a Chicago movie house.

Create a review

About Author

John Toland is the author of many acclaimed books, including Adolf Hitler, The Last One Hundred Days, No Man's Land, In Mortal Combat: Korea 19501501953, and Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath.


* Dream World * Buried Alive * Underworld33 * Desperate Dan * They Wouldnt Give Up Till They Died * Trapped * Were Going Home * The Psychological Approach * Kidnapped * Reach for the Moon * Tiger by the Tail * Gimme the Big Bills * You Should Have Seen Their Faces. Ha! Ha! Ha! * Death Comes to Little Bohemia * The Narrowing Corner * This Sure Keeps a Fellow Moving * Deadfall * Epilogue: Nothing Cam Be Worth This...

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/03/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780306806261
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 382
  • ID: 9780306806261
  • weight: 457
  • ISBN10: 0306806266

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly