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Cover of: Dillinger by G. Russell Girardin
About the Book

While researching a book on Depression-era outlaws, Playboy editor William J. Helmer stumbled upon a 600-page manuscript on John Dillinger. Written in the 1930s by G. Russell Girardin but never published, Dillinger: The Untold Story is a captivating and revealing account of Dillinger's life and crimes, based in part on information given to Girardin by the outlaw's lawyer, Louis Piquett, shortly after Dillinger's death. Though a series of articles written by Girardin and Piquett appeared in various newspapers at the time, the manuscript continued to yellow on the shelf for half a century until Helmer met Girardin and agreed to help get it published. This anniversary edition is filled with more illustrations and new information from FBI files and other sources, making it a rich and authentic slice of American history and a feast for true crime buffs.

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2 editions First published in 1994

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Cover of: Dillinger
1994, Indiana University Press
Dillinger
in English
Cover of: Dillinger
2005, Indiana University Press
Dillinger
in English - Expanded ed. / prepared with the assistance of Rick Mattix.

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