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Elliot Gorn

History Professor for Brown University and Author of 'Dillinger’s Wild Ride'

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Dillinger's Wild Ride

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Elliot Gorn examines the significance of Dillinger's fame and the endurance of his legacy. In Dillinger’s Wild Ride: The Year that Made America's Public Enemy Number One, he explains that Dillinger's story reveals an American fascination with outlaws, violence, and crime, and shows how America was transformed by ...

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Smooth Criminal: John Dillinger's Legend, 75 Years Later

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Many people know the legends of Jesse James or Bonnie and Clyde, but lesser known is one of the greatest bank robbers in history – John Dillinger. Nicknamed "The Jackrabbit" for his swift moves, he terrorized banks throughout the Midwest in 1933 before being shot by FBI agents at a movie theater in Chicago. Johnny Depp portrays him in the new movie “Public Enemies,” bringing his life (and legend) to the big screen.

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