Sutton

Sutton

Book - 2012
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A novel about the life of Willie Sutton, America's most successful bank robber, who's career lasted over three decades until finally being caught for good in 1952.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401323141
1401323146
Branch Call Number: FICTION MOEHRINGER
Characteristics: 334 p. : maps ; 25 cm

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Pudder13
Oct 22, 2015

Not as good as anticipate but an ok read.

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rooibos
Dec 18, 2013

Riveting read

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KarenW
Jan 21, 2013

When bank robber William Sutton is finally released from prison, he finds himself the guest of a newspaper man and a photographer that want the story of his life from his lips. Willie, however, is only going to do it his way. And what evolves from a simple chronological tour of New York and its boroughs becomes a story of love, loss, and redemption.

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dontbugmeimreading
Jan 19, 2013

loved it! it grabbed me on page one and didn't let me go until the end.

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bookwormjeph
Dec 21, 2012

an interesting insight into the life and mind of one of America's most wanted bank robbers. Willie Sutton had a policy of not hurting anyone during his robberies and simply robbed banks because he hated them so much due to his belief they were the cause of the financial ruin of many millions of Americans during the depression of the 30's. Sound familiar? the style it is written is one of flashback and present day activities and paints a vivid picture of life in the 30's, 40's and 50's.

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