NPR logo

'Public Enemies': American Outlaws and the Birth of the FBI

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3608331/3608332" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
'Public Enemies': American Outlaws and the Birth of the FBI

Books

'Public Enemies': American Outlaws and the Birth of the FBI

'Public Enemies': American Outlaws and the Birth of the FBI

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3608331/3608332" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The new book Public Enemies recalls the notorious outlaws — John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde — that carried out infamous crime waves of the Great Depression, and the young FBI's clumsy attempts to capture them. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with author Bryan Burrough.