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Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 11/2013
  • B00G8ULNX4
  • 202 pages
  • $.99
Paperback Details
  • 11/2013
  • 978-1493532698 B00G8ULNX4
  • 202 pages
  • $12.95
Jeff McArthur
Author
The Great Heist - The Story of the Biggest Bank Robbery in History

Adult; History & Military; (Market)

On a sunny September morning in 1930, six men entered the Lincoln National Bank in Nebraska's capital city armed with revolvers and Thompson submachine guns. In eight minutes they emerged with more than 2.7 million dollars, the largest take of any bank heist in history. A nationwide search for the bandits would lead Nebraska authorities through the rough, gangland streets of Chicago and East St. Louis, and deep into the heart of the Capone organization. The Great Heist not only chronicles the search for the bandits and the trials that followed, but the incredible story of how they got the money back.
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Amazon

A delightful and well told story of an elaborate bank robbery in Lincoln, Nebraska on a September day in 1930. The crime was the largest bank robbery in history. The take was well over $2 million, putting the bank into insolvency.

The story covers the crime itself in fascinating detail, and the subsequent investigation by local police, the recently organized Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other police and detective agencies. Some of the investigative methods could be described as ”extra-legal” and modestly immoral, but proved to have an end result that pleased most Lincoln area residents. They were especially happy about the return of the bank “loot” since the local bank depositors were thus able to recover their losses.

During the investigation of this crime, great attention was give to Gangster elements throughout the Midwest and beyond. The “bad guys” from St. Louis to New York City and especially Chicago were included. Al Capone was rather substantially involved--in several ways, even while under federal investigation for his own crimes.

The robbery, the investigation and the amazing recovery of the stolen money and bonds was extraordinarily detailed throughout the book. A highlight of this author’s work was the manner of treatment of the key individuals involved. A character by character treatment in a chapter by chapter presentation made the story progression easily understood and brought all elements to life.

What a story! Any reader interested in crime history, or gangland activity will enjoy this book.

Formats
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 11/2013
  • B00G8ULNX4
  • 202 pages
  • $.99
Paperback Details
  • 11/2013
  • 978-1493532698 B00G8ULNX4
  • 202 pages
  • $12.95

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