Web Sites | Books
Reports on Dillinger
Under the Freedom of Information Act, the FBI offers page images of the original agents' reports on John Dillinger.
Famous Cases: Dillinger
Walk through history on the FBI's Famous Cases Web site, which includes their version of the Dillinger story.
From the Chicago Historical Society, browse a collection of artifacts related to the dirty days of Windy City gangster crime. See a portable still used during Prohibition, Al Capone's mug shot, and Dillinger's death mask.
The Crime Library
This site, maintained by the Court TV network, includes in-depth articles on a range of criminals, from terrorists to gangsters to serial killers. Warning: some material is quite graphic.
A Guide to Classic Mystery and Detection
Michael E. Grost, a mystery fan who lives near Detroit, has written this handy guide to mystery and detective fiction. His essays on Pulp Fiction explore the stories of writers like Carroll John Daly, Raymond Chandler, and Dashiell Hammett, author of the classic 1929 crime story, "The Maltese Falcon."
The Pulp Zone
Enter the Pulp Zone and learn all about the golden age of the pulps, including the serial tales of detectives, criminals, and gangsters that were the mainstay of popular culture in Dillinger's time. Includes information on The Shadow, one of the most exciting pulp heroes ever created.
This site contains comprehensive links to other pulp resources, profiles of The Shadow, Doc Savage, and the Spider, and a useful FAQ with links to pulp discussion lists. The Pulp.History section includes several amazing images of 1930s newstands overflowing with pulp magazines.
Read a detailed plot summary with dialogue from the 1931 James Cagney crime classic, The Public Enemy.
Web Sites | Books
Borde, Raymond. Panorama du film noir americain. Paris: Editions de Minuit, 1979.
Breuer, William B. J. Edgar Hoover and His G-Men. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1995.
Calder, James D. The Origins and Development of Federal Crime Control Policy. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1993.
Clarens, Carlos Crime Movies. New York: Norton, 1980.
Conkin, Paul K. The New Deal. Third edition. Arlington Heights, IL: Harlan Davidson, 1992.
Cooper, Courtney Riley. Ten Thousand Public Enemies. Boston: Little, Brown, 1935.
Cummings, Homer. Liberty Under Law and Administration. New York, London: C. Scribner's sons, 1934.
de Toledanao, Ralph. J. Edgar Hoover. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House, 1973.
Demaris, Ovid. The Director: An Oral Biography of J. Edgar Hoover. New York: Harper's Magazine Press, 1975.
Denning, Michael. The Cultural Front: the Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century. London: Verso, 1996.
Fiske, John. Reading the Popular. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989.
Floherty, John J. Inside the FBI. Philadelphia: J. B.Lippincott, 1943.
Forman, Henry James. Our Movie Made Children. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1933.
Fox, Stephen. Blood and Power. New York: W. Morrow, 1989.
Friedman, Lawrence. Crime and Punishment in American History. New York: BasicBooks, 1993.
Gentry, Curt. J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets. New York: Norton, 1991.
Goodstone, Tony. The Pulps. New York: Chelsea House, 1970.
Green, James R. Workers' Struggles, Past and Present. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1983.
----. Grass Roots Socialism. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1978.
----. World of the Worker. New York: Hill and Wang, 1980.
----. Commonwealth of Toil. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996.
----. Boston's Workers: A Labor History. Boston: Boston Public Library, 1979.
Helmer, William. Public Enemies: America's Criminal Past. New York: Facts on file, 1998.
Levine, Lawrence W. Unpredictable Past. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Limerick, Patricia. Desert Passages. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 1985.
----. Trails toward a New Western History. Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas, 1991.
Lindberg, Richard. To Serve and Collect. New York: Praeger, 1991.
Martin, Olga J. Hollywood's Movie Commandments. New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1937.
McElvaine, Robert S. The Great Depression. New York: Times Books, 1993.
----. Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983.
Montgomery, David. The Fall of the House of Labor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,1987.
----. Workers' Control In America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.
Moriarty, Florence. True Confessions. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.
Nash, Jay Robert. Dillinger Dead Or Alive. Chicago: H. Regnery Co., 1970.
Parker, Emma, and Nell Cowan. Fugitives: The Story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Dallas: The Ranger Press, Inc., 1934.
Phillips, John Neal. Running with Bonnie and Clyde. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.
Powers, Richard. G-Men Hoover's FBI in American Popular Culture. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1983.
Powers, Richard Gid. Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hoover. New York: Free Press, 1987.
Purvis, Melvin. American Agent. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1936.
Ruth, David E. Inventing the Public Enemy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Silver, Alain. Film Noir. New York: Limelight Editions, 1996.
Sklar, Robert. City Boys. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1992.
Slotkin, Richard. Regeneration through Violence. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000
----. Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in 20th Century America. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.
Steinbeck, John. The Grapes Of Wrath. New York: P. F. Collier, 1939.
Susman, Warren. Culture As History. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.
Theoharis, Athan G. The Boss. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988.
Toland, John. The Dillinger Days. New York: Random House, 1963
Unger, Robert. The Union Station Massacre: the Original Sin of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1997.
Wallis, Michael. Pretty Boy. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992.
Warren, Harris. Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression. New York: Oxford University Press, 1959.