Analyzes Depression-era bank robbery and its most notorious figures, discussing the factors that influenced the period's crime rates, the formation and early work of the FBI, and the contributions of J. Edgar Hoover.
Als in den 1920er Jahren Verbrechensfotos in Zeitungen und Zeitschriften zu zirkulieren begannen, galten sie als gefährliche Sensationen, die Ängste schüren, Stimmungen aufschaukeln und zur Nachahmung anregen. Pressefotografien von Tätern und Opfern, Tatorten und Strafprozessen erregten eine hohe Aufmerksamkeit und riefen Kritik hervor. Ihnen wurde eine Macht über die Betrachter zugeschrieben, doch worin bestand diese Macht und wo lagen ihre Grenzen? Welche Funktionen kamen diesen Bildern im Dreieck von Kriminalität, Justiz und Öffentlichkeit zu und wie erzeugten sie Sinn? Angeregt durch Ansätze der Visual History geht die Studie von Maren Tribukait diesen Fragen nach und untersucht vergleichend die amerikanische und deutsche Bildpraxis in der klassischen Moderne. Anhand ausgewählter Fallbeispiele werden die öffentliche Wirkung und die gesellschaftlichen Funktionen der Verbrechensfotografien analysiert, wobei auch die symbolische Ebene einbezogen wird. Gleichzeitig werden die Zeigbarkeitsregeln in beiden Ländern rekonstruiert und so die Unterschiede der deutschen und der amerikanischen Medienkultur im 20. Jahrhundert herausgearbeitet. Indem die Ambivalenzen der Fotografie betont werden, gelingt eine differenzierte Darstellung der medialen Konstruktion von Kriminalität, die die Debatte um die Macht der Bilder bereichert.
Author: Books Llc
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2010-10
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 27. Chapters: Heat, The Insider, Ali, Public Enemies, Miami Vice, Manhunter, Collateral, The Last of the Mohicans, Thief, The Keep, L.A. Takedown. Excerpt: Public Enemies is a 2009 American crime drama film directed by Michael Mann and written by Mann, Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman. It is an adaptation of Bryan Burrough's non-fiction book Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34. Set during the Great Depression, the film chronicles the final years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) as he is pursued by Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), and his relationship with Billie Frechette (Marion Cotillard), as well as Purvis' pursuit of Dillinger associates and fellow criminals Homer Van Meter (Stephen Dorff) and Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham). Burrough originally intended to make a television miniseries about the Depression-era crime wave in the United States, but he decided to write a book on the subject instead. Mann developed the project and some scenes were filmed on location where certain events depicted in the film occurred, though the film is not entirely historically accurate. After killing Pretty Boy Floyd (Channing Tatum), Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Melvin H. Purvis (Christian Bale) is promoted by J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) to lead the hunt for John Dillinger, declaring the first national "War on Crime." Purvis shares Hoover's belief in using scientific methods to battle crime, ranging from cataloging fingerprints to tapping telephone lines. In between a series of bank robberies, Dillinger meets Billie Frechette (Marion Cotillard) at a restaurant and woos her by buying her a fur coat. Frechette falls for Dillinger even after he reveals his identity, and the two become inseparable. P...
Author: Mark C. Bodanza
Release Date: 2010-09-17
Genre: Sports & Recreation
In 1933, America was in the midst of the Great Depression. The depth of despair created in the American people earned the panic a singular place in the history of the nation’s economic turmoil. Football, a uniquely American game, weathered these hard times, adapted, and made some of the pain a little easier to endure. In 1933, author Mark C. Bodanza examines the important role football played in the midst of the nation’s historic crisis. Bodanza recounts this dramatic year both on and off the field of the professional and college gridirons and analyzes it in the context of the times. He tells the story of a momentous season shared by the high schools of Fitchburg and Leominster, Massachusetts, a rivalry dating back to 1894. In the prior thirty-nine seasons, the teams had played each other forty-nine times. But, 1933 was different; the game had never had such significance. More than ever, Depression-wary Americans needed a reprieve from their cares and concerns. Football provided a welcome relief. Including period photos, 1933 narrates how the sport of football—which has created some of the nation’s most magical moments in sports—was impacted by the Great Depression in a variety of ways, some with lasting consequences.
Author: Peg A. Lamphier
Release Date: 2017-01-23
Genre: Social Science
This four-volume set documents the complexity and richness of women's contributions to American history and culture, empowering all students by demonstrating a more populist approach to the past. • Provides significantly more detail than typical reference works on women's history and culture, enabling readers to better appreciate the contributions of women of all socio-cultural statuses • Covers the astounding range of American women's experience, including women of various economic and racial statuses, religious affiliations, political and ideological identifications, and sexualities • Includes a significant selection of primary documents, thereby combining the educational power of secondary and primary literature to create a richer learning experience for users
Author: New York Times
Release Date: 2012-11-14
Kentucky born Johnny Depp became a teen idol through his role on 21 Jump Street on Fox Television (1987-90), and has since become a respected adult actor. Numerous of his films have been in collaboration with the director Tim Burton, including the most recent, Dark Shadows (2012). He has been nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for performances in three movies: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Finding Neverland (2004) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).
Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: cbj Verlag
Release Date: 2009-03-11
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Drei verfeindete Häuser, zwei fast furchtlose Helden, ein von Gott vergessenes Tal – und ein unfassbares Geheimnis ... Der junge wagemutige Hall und seine ungestüme Freundin Aud leben in einem weiten, friedlichen Tal, das umgeben ist von tiefen Wäldern und mächtigen Bergen. Doch der freundliche Schein trügt. Das Tal steht nämlich unter einem besonderen Bann: Alle Wege, die aus ihm herausführen, werden bewacht von mächtigen und bedrohlichen Fabelwesen, die jedem gefährlich werden, der sich ihnen nähert. Deshalb ist es nach dem Gesetz der Ahnen aufs Strengste verboten, einen Weg in die Welt außerhalb zu suchen. Gepackt von Neugierde und Abenteuerlust wagen Hall und Aud sich dennoch an die Grenzen ihres Tals. Nur ist das, was sie dort erwartet dunkler und gefährlicher als alles, auf das die Geschichten der Alten sie vorbereitet haben. • Gefährliche Fabelwesen, alte Legenden und ein dunkles Tal voller Geheimnisse • Zwei starke Helden kämpfen gemeinsam gegen eine unsichtbare Macht
Author: Paul Maccabee
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Release Date: 2014-11-22
Genre: True Crime
"Paul Maccabee's John Dillinger Slept Here is not just one of the best books ever written about Minneapolis-St. Paul, it is one of the best books of local history I have ever read -- about any city anywhere on Earth. While writing `Public Enemies' I kept it on my desk at all times. I daresay one cannot call himself a real Minnesotan if you haven't read it. The book is just that darned good." --Bryan Burrough, author of Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and Birth of the FBI, 1933-34,the basis for Public Enemies, the movie starring Johnny Depp This book is based on more than 100,000 pages of FBI files and wiretaps, prison and police records, and mob confessions. Interviews with 250 crime victims, policemen, gun molls, and family members of criminals bring these public enemies to life. Crime historian Paul Maccabee takes you inside the bank robberies, gangland assassinations, and police intrigue of St. Paul's 1920s and1930s gangster era. You'll also find Crooks' Tour maps and more than 130 rare FBI, police, and family photographs.
Hannibal Lecters erster Auftritt Ein Killer verbreitet Angst und Schrecken in Florida. Er hat schon zehn Menschen umgebracht, und die Mordserie reißt nicht ab. Wer wäre besser geeignet, ein Psychogramm des Gesuchten anzufertigen, als der Psychiater und Massenmörder, den das FBI drei Jahre zuvor fassen konnte: Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
Author: Douglas M. Charles
Publisher: Ohio State Univ Pr
Release Date: 2007-08-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
In this very timely manuscript, Douglas M. Charles reveals how FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover catered to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s political interests. Between 1939 and 1945, the Federal Bureau of Investigation monitored the political activities of President Roosevelt’s anti-interventionist foreign policy critics. Hoover, whose position as FBI director was tenuous within the left-of-center Roosevelt administration, catered to the president’s political and policy interests in order to preserve his position and to expand FBI authority. In his pragmatic effort to service administration political goals, Hoover employed illegal wiretaps and informers, collected derogatory information, conducted investigations that had the potential to discredit the anti-interventionists, forwarded political intelligence to administration officials, and coordinated some activity with British intelligence. This all occurred within a crisis atmosphere created with the onset of the Second World War, and it was this political dynamic that permitted Hoover to successfully cultivate his relationship with President Roosevelt. In the process, the administration's otherwise legitimate foreign policy opposition—regarded by some as subversive—had their civil liberties violated through intensive FBI scrutiny of their political dissent. Moreover, the FBI’s surveillance marks the origins of the FBI’s role in the later national security state. Among the targets examined in this book are Charles Lindbergh, the America First Committee, notable anti-interventionist senators and congressmen, the anti-interventionist press, and other prominent individuals who advocated American isolation from foreign war.
Author: Source: Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2011-08
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 28. Chapters: O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Bonnie and Clyde, Places in the Heart, Of Mice and Men, Modern Times, Public Enemies, Gabriel Over the White House, The Grapes of Wrath, Paper Moon, Dinner at Eight, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, The Underneath, The Journey of Natty Gann, Somewhere in Dreamland, Confidence, The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives. Excerpt: Public Enemies is a 2009 American crime drama film directed by Michael Mann and written by Mann, Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman. It is an adaptation of Bryan Burrough's non-fiction book Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34. Set during the Great Depression, the film chronicles the final years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) as he is pursued by Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), and his relationship with Billie Frechette (Marion Cotillard), as well as Purvis' pursuit of Dillinger associates and fellow criminals Homer Van Meter (Stephen Dorff) and Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham). Burrough originally intended to make a television miniseries about the Depression-era crime wave in the United States, but he decided to write a book on the subject instead. Mann developed the project and some scenes were filmed on location where certain events depicted in the film occurred, though the film is not entirely historically accurate. After killing Pretty Boy Floyd (Channing Tatum), Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Melvin H. Purvis (Christian Bale) is promoted by J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) to lead the hunt for John Dillinger(Johnny Depp), declaring the first national "War on Crime." Purvis shares Hoover's belief in using scientific methods to battle crime, ranging from cataloging fingerprints to tapping telephone...
With a stake of $25 billion, the battle for control of Nabisco during October and November of 1988 was ruthless. This is an account of the largest corporate takeover bid in American history, and the results of a Wall Street gamble which are still affecting the world of international business.