Dustbowl Desperados: Gangsters of the Dirty '30s

Dustbowl Desperados: Gangsters of the Dirty '30s

by Stone Wallace




The smoke had barely cleared from the booze-fueled gun battles of Prohibition and the Roaring 20s when a new breed of gangster stepped onto the American stage. Unlike the slick mobsters of New York and Chicago, the new outlaws were often born from the hunger and desperation of the Great Depression. These back-road bandits emerged from the farmlands of Indiana, Oklahoma and Texas to launch wild and daring crime sprees that captured the imagination of the nation. In Dustbowl Desperadoes you'll enjoy a rogue's gallery of bad guys and diabolical dolls, from bank robber John Dillinger to criminal mastermind Ma Barker to the star-crossed duo Bonnie and Clyde.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781894864107
Publisher: Folklore Publishing
Publication date: 05/18/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.62(d)

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