Book Discussion on Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave

Mr. Burrough talked about his book Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34, published by… read more

Mr. Burrough talked about his book Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34, published by The Penguin Press. He described the lives of some noted criminals such as John Dillinger, and spoke about the law enforcement efforts to stop these criminals. Mr. Burrough asserted that the prevalence of notorious criminals and the growth of federal law enforcement efforts were linked together against the backdrop of the Great Depression. He related anecdotes of several noted criminals and law enforcement agents. Mr. Burrough also spoke about the process of researching and writing the book as well as his experiences as a Wall Street reporter. close

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Book Discussion on Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 19, 2004
Last Aired:
Sep 20, 2004

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  • Sep 19, 2004 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 19, 2004 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 20, 2004 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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