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This Here's a Stick-Up : The Big Bad Book of American Bank Robbery,9780028643441

This Here's a Stick-Up : The Big Bad Book of American Bank Robbery

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9780028643441

ISBN10:
0028643445
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/1/2002
Publisher(s):
DK Publishing, Inc.
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Summary

This Here's a Stick Up covers the history of bank robbing in America, from the days of the old West gunslingers like Jesse James and the Dalton Gang, to the infamous bank robbers of the Great Depression (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, Baby Face Nelson) to the infamous Stopwatch Gang, who ripped off a series of Los Angeles banks wearing masks of U.S. presidents. (Their exploits were portrayed in the Keanu Reeves moviePoint Break). From the first heister to scribble a demand note to the first cyber criminal to pull off a heist using a laptop and a modem, this book will have it all, and then some. Author Duane Swierczynski will be utilizing information culled from actual FBI files from the 1930s up until today. Additional chapters will include a rundown of the 100 biggest hauls in bank robbing history; another chapter will feature what you should do if you find yourself in a bank that's being robbed; still another chapter will chronicle the 25 oddest bank robberies in history. The book will be written in a breezy, irreverent, and often humorous style and will have much in common with such bestsellers as The World's Dumbest Criminals and The Worst Case Scenario books.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Men Behind the Masks
The Carpenters' Hall Heisters
3(3)
Edward Smith
6(1)
Edward W. Green
7(2)
The James Gang
9(10)
The Reno Brothers Gang
19(4)
George Leonidas Leslie
23(4)
Johnny Dobbs
27(2)
The Dalton Gang
29(5)
The Bill Doolin Gang
34(5)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
39(8)
Adam Worth
47(3)
Henry Starr
50(7)
John Ashley and the Everglades Gang
57(3)
Herman ``the Baron'' Lamm
60(3)
The Newton Boys
63(7)
Harvey Bailey
70(8)
Wilbur Underhill
78(5)
Bonnie and Clyde
83(10)
John Dillinger
93(21)
``Pretty Boy'' Floyd
114(8)
``Baby Face'' Nelson
122(5)
``Machine Gun'' Kelly
127(6)
Eddie Bentz
133(2)
The Barker-Karpis Gang
135(8)
Willie Sutton
143(10)
William Liebscher Jr.
153(2)
Bobby Wilcoxson and Al Nussbaum
155(6)
Patty Hearst
161(4)
Stanley Rifkin
165(5)
The Cops Who Were Robbers
170(4)
The Boys
174(4)
Dougherty and Conner
178(3)
Patrick ``Paddy'' Mitchell
181(5)
Vladimir Levin
186(2)
``Hollywood'' Scurlock
188(5)
The North Hollywood Gunmen
193(4)
The Trench Coat Robbers
197(5)
The Average Joe Bandit
202(4)
Pritchert and Guthrie
206(4)
The World Trade Center Heisters
210(4)
Part 2: A Treasury of Bank Heists
How to Rob Banks in Three Easy Lessons
214(6)
Casing the Joint
220(11)
Shut Up and Live
231(2)
Hurry Up! It's the Law
233(3)
Meet the Goldilocks Bandit
236(5)
Reservoir Dorks
241(8)
All About the Benjamins
249(9)
The Naked Cities
258(4)
Let's Book 'Em
262(6)
Repeat Offenders
268(12)
Appendixes
The Stick-tionary
270(3)
The Hard Numbers
273(4)
This Here's a Bibliography
277(3)
Index 280


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