In the 1930s, Melvin Purvis was one of America’s best-known good guys: a young G-Man in the FBI who led the fight against the country’s biggest criminals, from John Dillinger to Pretty Boy Floyd. In The Vendetta, Melvin’s son Alston Purvis argues that Melvin’s fame and success caused his infamous boss, J. Edgar Hoover, to turn against him.
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