According to the FBI, public enemy number one John Dillinger was gunned down by agents at the Biograph Theatre in July, 1934. However Jay Robert Nash calls this report into question in this fascinating piece of investigative journalism. Nash asserts that it was Dillinger's doppelgänger rather than the man himself whose life was taken in Chicago. Full of colorful characters and rich descriptions, this book is an essential for any true crime buff, whether you agree with Nash's theory or not.
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About the Author
Jay Robert Nash is the bestselling author of Bloodletters and Badmen, Hustlers and Con Men, and the Almanac of True Crime. He received a special Edgar Allen Poe award in 1991 for his Encyclopedia of World Crime. He lives in Wilmette, Illinois.
Table of ContentsPreface
1. On the Way to Little Bohemia--Dillinger
2. On the Way to Little Bohemia--Purvis
3. The Raid
4. Flight into Oblivion
5. Places, Everyone
6. The Biograph
7. Dark Arrival
8. Finding the Wrong Man
10. Process of Elmination
11.The Unidentified and the "I Am"
12. Theory and Conclusion
13. Dillinger--Dead or Alive?
14. Blackie Audett and Dillinger Alive
Appendix II--Death Wounds
Appendix III--Plastic Surgery
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The Dillinger Dossier based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
The conclusion of the book is true. Dillinger's' Attorney (Louis Piquett) was the Master Mind of the Dillinger, Barker/Kapris, Baby Face Nelson Gangs. He set up the Bank Jobs Dillingers plastic surgery took place AFTER the shooting at the Biograph Theatre where a simular looking ex con was shoot in his place. I knew, as a child, the remaining guys from the Indianapolis Gang after they got out of prison. Everyone in the area (Fountain Squire) was sure to point out to me just who I was with. They told me in the late fifties what is bacically the story in this book. I'm not sure Nash understood the Attorney managed all Gangs to the degree that he did, but He got the story right . Hamilton did live out the rest of his life in Canada near the U.P. of Michigan. Dillinger did write lettters with pictures attached to many people and the Indianapolis Star showing himself alive decades after the Biograph shooting. The lady in red was in on the deal to help Dillinger fake his death. She was deported because Hoover knew that the wrong man was killed in Dillingers place and she had set him up.I was just a kid but the five old guys never gave up talking about Johnnie.This book is the most true story of any book that I have read on the subect. Everyone involved was so dirty tthat the truth took a long time to come out.