Thorndike Press

The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt That Changed the Nation

  • Joe Urschel
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  • ISBN-10: 1410485218
  • ISBN-13: 9781410485212
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.30 lbs ( .59 kgs)
  • 504 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2016

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A historical mystery/thriller for the ages, Joe Urschel's The Year of Fear is a thrilling true crime story of gangsters and lawmen and how an obscure federal bureaucrat used this now legendary kidnapping case to launch the FBI.


Customer Reviews

"As compelling and illuminating as Laura Hillenbrand's account of Depression-era racehorse Seabiscuit . . . Many true crime books claim to shine a light on their chosen eras. This one is the real deal."

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