Sutton

Sutton

Large Print - 2012
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A New York Times Bestselling Author, A Pulitzer Prize-winning Author -- From the acclaimed author of The Tender Bar comes a much-anticipated first novel based on the life of the beloved bank robber Willie Sutton. Born in the Irish slums of Brooklyn in the first year of the twentieth century, Willie Sutton came of age at a time when banks were out of control. Taking brazen risks, causing millions to lose their jobs and homes, they were shamelessly seeking bailouts. Sutton saw only one way out; one way to win the girl of his dreams. So began the career of America's most successful -- and favorite -- bank robber, who Moehringer now brings blazing back to life.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9781410451118
1410451119
Characteristics: 627 p. ; 23 cm.

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ArapahoeAnnaL Feb 14, 2018

America's most successful bank robber!

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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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GingerKaren
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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