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Inventing the Public Enemy: The Gangster in American Culture, 1918-1934 cover
  • ISBN: 9780226732176
  • ISBN10: 0226732177

Inventing the Public Enemy: the Gangster in American Culture, 1918-1934

by Ruth, David E. A

  • List Price: $47.50
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publish date: 01/01/1996
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The subject of innumerable newspaper and magazine articles, scores of novels, and hundreds of Hollywood movies, the gangster was a compelling figure for Americans preoccupied with crime and the social turmoil it symbolized. In this richly detailed account of mass media images, Ruth reveals how the public enemy provides a far-ranging critique of modern culture.
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