Baby Face Nelson: Portrait of a Public Enemy

Cumberland House Publishing, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. First printing with correct number line with "1". Fine in fine, price clipped dust jacket. Hardcover. 401 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographs. The first full and detailed biography of one of the most recognized criminals in 20th century American history, Lester Joseph Gillis---better known to the press and public in the 1930s as "Babry Face Nelson". Traditionally, Baby Face has been viewed as an enigmatic, one-dimensional, trigger-happy punk who looked like a chiorboy and killed without conscience. The author utilizes new information by formerly classified FBI files to show Nelson a far more paradoxical and interesting figure. He came from a norman, middle-class family, was fiercely devoted to his wife and she to him, and lived a quiet domestic life with two children and sometimes his mother.----between sensational bank robberies, blazing gunbattles, and harrowing escapes. Fine / fine. Item #E29642............23
ISBN: 9781581822724

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