The True Story Of America's Greatest Crime Wave.
In the summer of 1933 an amazing group of chancers, misfits and psychopaths took to the road. Fuelled by the Depression, fast cars and cheap guns, these freelance gangsters terrorized a vast swathe of banks and drugstores across the Midwest.
Bonnie and Clyde, Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Baby Face Nelson, the Barker gang and Pretty Boy Floyd went on a crime spree that turned them into legends in their own - generally quite brief - lifetimes. As they tore across state lines, mocking the police and amassing fortunes, the gangsters had no idea that in Washington their nemesis was forming: J Edgar Hoover's FBI.