The Complete Public Enemy Almanac: New Facts and Features on the People, Places and Events of the Gangster and Outlaw Era: 1920 - 1940

The Complete Public Enemy Almanac: New Facts and Features on the People, Places and Events of the Gangster and Outlaw Era: 1920 - 1940 Meticulously Documented, Lavishly Detailed, Exhaustively Researched, And Written With An Eye For The Truths That Have Remained Largely Hidden, The Complete Public Enemy Almanac Provides A Reliable Source Of Information About The Violent And Lawless Era Of The Twenties And Thirties

PERSONAL INFORMATIONFamily Born March 6, 1936, in Iowa City, IA to Albert Joseph and Myrtle Curl Helmer He left Iowa City before age one, grew up in the Mexican border town of Pharr, TX, and prefers to celebrate March 6 as one hundred years to the day after the Fall of the Alamo He married Pat Thompson, September, 1958 divorced, 1966 married Jean Brockman a free lance illustrator , Augus

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  • Paperback
  • 669 pages
  • The Complete Public Enemy Almanac: New Facts and Features on the People, Places and Events of the Gangster and Outlaw Era: 1920 - 1940
  • William J. Helmer
  • English
  • 03 October 2017
  • 9781581825060

10 thoughts on “The Complete Public Enemy Almanac: New Facts and Features on the People, Places and Events of the Gangster and Outlaw Era: 1920 - 1940

  1. says:

    When William J Helmer and Rick Mattix asked me to write the forward to The Complete Public Enemy Almanac , I jumped at the opportunity It was a long overdue project with few exceptions, the crime encyclopedias I d consulted while researching my own books were disappointments Sparsely written and questionable in their accuracy, I didn t trust the contents enough to cite them Helmer and Mattix are veteran gangsterologists who have published books and articles on the subject of America s criminal past, and I d always believed that if they put their combined knowledge into book form, the end result would be a landmark in the genre They proved me right The Complete Public Enemy Almanac is an exhaustive study of the Gangster and Outlaw era in America It s not your average reference book in addition to biographies and illustrations grouped under headings like Prohibition Era Crime and Depression Era Crime , it has crime chronologies, body count lists, essays on little known or ambiguous gangsters and murders, and death scene photos that were too gruesome to print at the time A revisionist look is taken at the Saint Valentine s Day Massacre, the death of Baby Face Nelson, the Kansas City Massacre, and other events surrounded by an indelible ambiguity as to motive and perpetrators The authors also explore the original meanings of such catchphrases as G man and Public Enemy To ensure the highest degree of accuracy possible, Helmer and Mattix solicited opinions and essays from such recognized experts as Mike Webb, Pat Downey, and Mario Gomes, just to name a few Meticulously researched, vividly written, and packed with illuminating new information, The Complete Public Enemy Almanac can be enjoyed by the armchair historian as well as the serious researcher.

  2. says:

    So far many of the names I ve been reading in the newspapers are coming to life in this fun read Just enough mayhem to wet your appetite for The format makes it easy to read and pick back up and I find myself using it as a reference book at this point as I m going through various newspaper articles I m still in the process but am learning quite a bit about mobsters outside of the Chicago area Must have for those getting started like myself

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