By Jerry, Clark,Ed, Palattella

ISBN-10: 1442235454

ISBN-13: 9781442235458

No crime is as synonymous with the US as financial institution theft. even though the variety of financial institution robberies national has declined, financial institution theft maintains to captivate the general public and jeopardize the security of banks and their staff.

In A heritage of Heists, Jerry Clark and Ed Palattella discover how financial institution robbers have prompted American tradition up to they've got mirrored it. Jesse James, Butch Cassidy, Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger, Willie Sutton, and Patty Hearst are one of the most renowned figures within the historical past of crime within the usa. Jesse James used his education as a accomplice guerrilla to make financial institution theft a political act. John Dillinger capitalized at the public’s scorn of banks in the course of the nice melancholy and have become America’s first Public Enemy number 1. whilst she held up a financial institution with the leftist Symbionese Liberation military, Patty Hearst fueled the country’s social unrest. Jerry Clark and Ed Palattella delve into the backgrounds and motivations of the robbers, and discover how they're as advanced because the country whose banks they've got plundered.

But up to the tale of financial institution theft in the US specializes in the thieves, it's also a narrative of these who examine the heists. As financial institution robbers turned extra subtle, so did the police, the Federal Bureau of research, and different legislation enforcement companies. This desirable historical past shows how financial institution theft formed the fashionable FBI, and the way it keeps to domesticate America’s fascination with the noble outlaw: bandits visible, rightly or wrongly, as scuffling with unjust authority.

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