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1 PURVIS, Alston and Alex Tresniowski THE VENDETTA. FBI Hero Melvin Purvis's War against Crime and J. Edgar Hoover's War against Him.
New York Public Affairs 2005 1586483013 / 9781586483012 1st hardcover FINE FINE 
xi+353pp+illus. By the end of 1934 Melvin Purvis was arguably the most famous man in America besides President Roosevelt. He had presided over the FBI's sweep of the great Public Enemies, John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson. Yet his triumph in bringing them down led to resentment from Hoover who was envious of the man who had been his protege and friend. He vowed to bring him down and even after Purvis' death he was still questioning his courage and compentence and trying to erase his name from records of the FBI's success. Melvin Purvis' son presents a gripping account of the gangster era and Hoover's bitter, destructive paranoia. Index. 
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