A History of Heists: Bank Robbery in America

A History of Heists: Bank Robbery in America

by Jerry Clark, Ed Palattella

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442235458
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/16/2015
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 849,113
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jerry Clark retired as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2011 after twenty-seven years in law enforcement, including careers as a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. He is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he is also director of risk analysis and mitigation at McManis & Monsalve Associates.

Ed Palattella joined the Erie Times-News, in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1990. He has won a number of awards, including for his investigative work and his coverage of crime.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1: Breaking In: Early Banks and Early Thieves
2: The Original Outlaw: Jesse James, the Civil War, and Crimes like No Other
3: Robbery on the Range: The Wild West, the Wild Bunch, and the Rise of the Professional Bandit
4: The G-Men Get Guns: Bank Robbery and the Birth of the Modern FBI
5: Marquee Mayhem: John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and the Glamorization of the Gangster
6: Lone Wolves: Willie Sutton, the Great Brink’s Robbery, and a Thief Found Dead
7: Countercultural Chaos: Clean-Cut Killers, Patty Hearst, and a Dog Day Afternoon
8: Striking Back, Striking Big: Boosted Bank Security and Record-Breaking Hauls
9: Robbery and Reverberations: Pizza Bomber, the Post-9/11 FBI, and Online Heists
Afterword

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