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The End of An Era

 

The passing of John Dillinger and his gang marked the beginning of the end of an era of lawlessness in American history. His short life had ended violently, but his legend would continue to grow with the passage of time. Little would he have imagined that, in the end, he would be remembered as the most notorious outlaw of his time.


Essential Sources

DILLINGER: A SHORT VIOLENT LIFE
Robert Cromie and Joe Pinkston
Chicago Historical Bookworks

THE DILLINGER DAYS
John Toland
Da Capo Press

DILLINGER: THE UNTOLD STORY
G. Russell Girardin and William J. Helmer
Indiana University Press

DILLINGER SLEPT HERE: A CROOKS TOUR OF CRIME AND CORRUPTION IN ST. PAUL, 1920-1936
Paul Maccabee
Minnesota Historical Society Press

 

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