Sutton

Sutton

Large Print - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
A fictionalized account of Willie Sutton, one of the most notorious criminals in American history, traces his life, his doomed romance with his first love, and his surprise pardon on Christmas Eve in 1969.

Baker
& Taylor

This clever imagining of the surprise pardon of Willie Sutton, one of the most notorious criminals in American history, on Christmas Eve in 1969, traces the remarkable life of this mysterious man, who was known to police as the Babe Ruth of Bank Robbers, and his doomed, dangerous romance with his first love. (historical fiction). Simultaneous.

Publisher: Waterville, Me : Thorndike Press, c2012
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410451118
Branch Call Number: LP FIC MOE
Characteristics: 627 p. ;,23 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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