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The year of fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the manhunt that changed the nation

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"It's 1933 and Prohibition has given rise to the American gangster--now infamous names like Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger. Bank robberies at gunpoint are commonplace and kidnapping for ransom is the scourge of a lawless nation. With local cops unauthorized to cross state lines in pursuit and no national police force, safety for kidnappers is just a short trip on back roads they know well from their bootlegging days. Gangster George "Machine Gun" Kelly and his wife, Kathryn, are some of the most celebrated criminals of the Great Depression. With gin-running operations facing extinction and bank vaults with dwindling stores of cash, Kelly sets his sights on the easy-money racket of kidnapping. His target: rich oilman, Charles Urschel.Enter J. Edgar Hoover, a desperate Justice Department bureaucrat who badly needs a successful prosecution to impress the new administration and save his job. Hoover's agents are given the sole authority to chase kidnappers across state lines and when Kelly bungles the snatch job, Hoover senses his big opportunity. What follows is a thrilling 20,000 mile chase over the back roads of Depression-era America, crossing 16 state lines, and generating headlines across America along the way--a historical mystery/thriller for the ages.Joe Urschel's The Year of Fear is a thrilling true crime story of gangsters and lawmen and how an obscure federal bureaucrat used this now legendary kidnapping case to launch the FBI"--
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subject_facetBiographies
Crime -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Criminal investigation -- Texas -- Wise County
Criminals -- United States -- Biography
Gangsters -- Texas -- History -- 20th century
Hoover, J. Edgar -- (John Edgar), -- 1895-1972
Kelly, Machine Gun, -- 1897-1954
Kidnapping -- Oklahoma -- Oklahoma City
Kidnapping victims -- Oklahoma -- Oklahoma City
Law enforcement -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Outlaws -- United States -- Biography
True crime stories
United States -- History -- 1933-1945
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
United States. -- Federal Bureau of Investigation
Urschel, Charles F., -- 1890-1970 -- Kidnapping, 1933
Wise County (Tex.) -- History
title_displayThe year of fear : Machine Gun Kelly and the manhunt that changed the nation
title_fullThe Year of Fear Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt That Changed the Nation
The year of fear : Machine Gun Kelly and the manhunt that changed the nation / Joe Urschel
The year of fear : Machine Gun Kelly and the manhunt that changed the nation [electronic resource] / Joe Urschel
title_shortThe year of fear
title_subMachine Gun Kelly and the manhunt that changed the nation
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Crime
Criminal investigation
Criminals
Gangsters
History
Hoover, J. Edgar
Kelly, Machine Gun
Kidnapping
Kidnapping victims
Kidnapping, 1933
Law enforcement
Nonfiction
Outlaws
Social life and customs
True Crime
Urschel, Charles F