Tuesday, November 22, 2011

John Dillinger Case Showed FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover At His Best And Worst

Ronald Kessler, a veteran journalist and author of several books on the FBI, the CIA and other government agencies, including his most recent The Secrets of the FBI, wrote about the legendary FBI director J.Edgar Hoover and former Public Enemy Number One, John Dillinger, in his most recent Newsmax.com column.

The movie “J. Edgar” is once again focusing attention on Director J. Edgar Hoover and the imperious way he ran the FBI for almost 48 years. Nothing illustrates that better than the case of John Dillinger.

Of all the gangsters of the era, Dillinger was the most notorious. Beginning in 1933, his gang commanded the attention of the bureau and the media with a crime spree through the Midwest.

You can read the rest of the column via the below link:


You can also read my two-part GreatHistory.com piece on John Dillinger via the below links:



And you can read my two-part GreatHistory.com piece on America's greatest crime wave and the birth of the FBI via the below links:



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