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Bryan Burrough

Originally posted August 2004

Public Enemies

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It was America's first "war on crime." For twenty months in the early 1930s, gangsters with names we all now recognize terrorized the country. It was an unprecedented crime wave that helped create J. Edgar Hoover and the modern FBI. The full story is now told, for the first time, in acclaimed journalist Bryan Burrough's book -- a book he has wanted to write since he was a child.

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