The story of John Dillinger--his origins, early career and rapid rise to notoriety as public enemy number one--is told in minute detail. Mr. Cromie leaves nothing out, so that the book is longer and more detailed than the subject deserves. But, though governments bewail the rapid increase in crime, the American people will never lose their passionate fascination for crime in the twenties--not even after they reach the last sentence of Mr. Cromie's book. The writing is extremely readable, and beyond that the book is indistinguishable from its numerous predecessors. Recommended chiefly for popular reading collections.