The Vendetta

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$10.68 - $27.82
UPC:
9781586487416
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
PublicAffairs; 1 edition (May 5, 2009)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
400
Shipping Weight:
1.2 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
ISBN-10:
1586487418
ISBN-13:
978-1586487416
Author:
Alston Purvis,Alex Tresniowski

Product Overview

InThe Vendetta, author Alston Purvis recounts the story of his father, Melvin Purvis, the iconic G-man and public hero made famous by his remarkable sweep of the great Public Enemies of the American DepressionJohn Dillinger; Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson. Purviss successes led FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover to grow increasingly jealous, to the point where he vowed to bring down Purvis. Hoover smeared Purviss reputation, and tried to erase his name from all records of the FBI's greatest triumphs. This book sets the record straight, and provides a grippingly authentic new telling of the gangster era, seen from the perspective of the pursuers.

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