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    Gangster History in St. Paul, Minnesota

    Paul Maccabee, author of John Dillinger Slept Here: A Crooks Tour of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul, 1920-1936, talked about how St. Paul, Minnesota, became a safe haven for the most wanted men and women in the country in the early 20th century and gave a tour of sites associated with gangsters, focusing on John Dillenger. Sites included the court room where John Dillinger, his girlfriend, and members of the Barker gang were tried and convicted, a popular speakeasy where Dillinger and other gangsters spent time and Dillinger’s residence where a shootout with the FBI took place.


    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in St. Paul, Minnesota, from July 21-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. 

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    Book Discussion on The Nazi and the Psychiatrist

    Jack El-Hai talked about his book, The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII, in which he tells the story of army psychiatrist Dr. Douglas Kelley, who was given the task of studying the minds of high ranking Nazi officials, including Hermann Göring. Dr. Kelley was responsible for deciding whether Nazi war criminals were mentally fit for trial and in the process conducted his own studies to see if there was a common psychosis that made Nazi’s commit their crimes.

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in St. Paul, Minnesota, from July 21-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. 

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