Dillinger in the Wind

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

The Gangster Chronicles
Book 1, Chapter

The Gangster Chronicles is a special edition of Yesterday’s News focusing on the notorious scoundrels of the Prohibition and Depression eras.

We’re beginning this series with newspaper accounts of the trail of terror blazed by one of America’s most famous, dare I say most beloved, gangsters, John Dillinger.

From the time he was paroled from the Michigan City prison in May, 1933, to the time he was gunned down by police on a Chicago sidewalk 14 months later, John Herbert Dillinger was one of America’s most notorious scoundrels.

Chapter One: Dillinger’s Bloody Escape

Chapter Two: Dillinger’s Indiana Outlaws

Chapter Three: Dillinger’s Showdown in Tuscon

With Dillinger again in the wind, state and now federal police launch a desperate manhunt while the gangster continues his trail of terror.

For source information and clips related to this installment of the Gangster Chronicles, visit www.truecrimehistorian.com, where you can also find additional stories about the scandals, scoundrels and scourges of America’s past, as well as information about my books and my TwoDollar Terror series of true crime novellas.

And come back here next month for Chapter 5 in the Dillinger saga when the notorious scoundrel once more narrowly escape arrest in a deadly police raid at Little Bohemia.Lodge in Wisconsin.

Musical direction by Chuck Wiggins.

Sources/Clips:

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Chicago Tribune, March 5, 1934
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The Indianapolis Star, March 7, 1934
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Indianapolis Star, March 14, 1934
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The Indianapolis Star, March 17, 1934

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Indianapolis Star, March 25, 1934
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The Indianapolis Star, April 1, 1934

 

The Long Island Torso Murder: The True Crime of Martin Thorn and Augusta Nack

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

Eye for an Eye Edition

One summer day in 1896, three young boys discover a mysterious package floating near the docks of the East River. Hoping for some kind of treasure, what they found was the freshly dismembered body of a man. Police eventually discovered the identity of the man and found that he was involved in a deadly love triangle. His lover and her other man were charged with the grisly crime.

Musical direction by Chuck Wiggins.

Sources/Clips:

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New York Times, June 27, 1897
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New York Times, June 28, 1897
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New York Times, July 1, 1897
New York Times, July 2, 1897
New York Times, July 2, 1897
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 1, 1897
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 1, 1897
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 7, 1897
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 7, 1897
Salt Lake Herald, November 30, 1897
Salt Lake Herald, November 30, 1897
New York Times, January 11, 1898
New York Times, January 11, 1898
Salt Lake Herald, August 2, 1898
Salt Lake Herald, August 2, 1898
Salt Lake Herald, August 2, 1898
Salt Lake Herald, August 2, 1898