The Union Station Massacre: The Original Sin of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI

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Using the original eighty-nine volumes of FBI case file, journalist/scholar Unger reveals what really happened on that June day in 1933. He describes how the FBI turned the massacre case into a witch hunt for "Pretty Boy" Floyd and Adam Richetti, both of whom paid with their lives. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Robert Unger is head of the Urban Journalism Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was the national correspondent for The Kansas City Star newspaper from 1979 to 1993 and prior to that was a reporter, columnist, and foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune from 1970 to 1979. He has won the National Press Club's Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence and has received awards for investigative reporting from the AP and UPI. He shares a Pulitzer Prize and has been a Pulitzer nominee a dozen times during his career. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Unger lives outside Kansas City with his wife, Marianne.

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"Unger has written a superb yarn. This is narrative nonfiction at its finest." --Richard Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Long Grey Line, and Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War

"A fascinating and definitive story of the bloody event that forever changed the American justice system." --Bryan Burrough, author, Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34

"A fascinating and definitive story of the bloody event that forever changed the American justice system." --Bryan Burrough, author, Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34

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