New PDF release: A History of Heists: Bank Robbery in America

By Jerry, Clark,Ed, Palattella

No crime is as synonymous with the USA as financial institution theft. although the variety of financial institution robberies national has declined, financial institution theft keeps to captivate the general public and jeopardize the security of banks and their staff.

In A historical past of Heists, Jerry Clark and Ed Palattella discover how financial institution robbers have encouraged American tradition up to they've got mirrored it. Jesse James, Butch Cassidy, Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger, Willie Sutton, and Patty Hearst are one of the most renowned figures within the historical past of crime within the usa. Jesse James used his education as a accomplice guerrilla to make financial institution theft a political act. John Dillinger capitalized at the public’s scorn of banks in the course of the nice melancholy and have become America’s first Public Enemy number 1. while she held up a financial institution with the leftist Symbionese Liberation military, Patty Hearst fueled the country’s social unrest. Jerry Clark and Ed Palattella delve into the backgrounds and motivations of the robbers, and discover how they're as complicated because the state whose banks they've got plundered.

But up to the tale of financial institution theft in the US makes a speciality of the thieves, it's also a narrative of these who examine the heists. As financial institution robbers turned extra refined, so did the police, the Federal Bureau of research, and different legislation enforcement organisations. This alluring heritage shows how financial institution theft formed the trendy FBI, and the way it maintains to domesticate America’s fascination with the noble outlaw: bandits noticeable, rightly or wrongly, as combating unjust authority.

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