Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid: America's Original Gangster Couple

Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid: America's Original Gangster Couple

By:  Glenn Stout

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A thrilling Jazz Age chronicle of America’s first gangster couple, Margaret and Richard Whittemore

Before Bonnie and Clyde took Depression-era America by storm, Margaret and Richard Whittemore, high school sweethearts from working-class Baltimore, fell in love with a life of crime. In the excesses of 1920s America, Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid robbed banks before it was cool.

Leaders of the infamous Whittemore Gang, Margaret was the chic, unassuming lookout, Richard the suave, cunning muscle. By 1926, the gang had stolen over ten million of today’s dollars and killed at least three men. Prosecuted by corrupt law enforcement, the Candy Kid escaped federal prison. But after a dramatic manhunt and trials that left the tabloids breathless, he faced the death penalty while Tiger Girl walked, claiming she knew nothing of his crimes.

With dazzling Jazz Age color, we visit the gripping scenes of the Whittemores’ crimes, the cabarets where they celebrated, and the gallows where they said their last goodbye. Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid is a tale of rags to riches—to infamy.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358067252

  • ISBN-10: 0358067251

  • Pages: 320

  • Price: $14.99

  • Publication Date: 03/30/2021

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Glenn Stout
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Glenn Stout

GLENN STOUT is a freelance writer, author, and editorial consultant and has served as series editor of The Best American Sports Writing since its inception. He is the author of Young Woman and the Sea and Fenway 1912, and has collaborated with Richard Johnson on Red Sox Century, Yankees Century, The Cubs, and The Dodgers. Stout has lived in and around Boston for 20 years, and currently lives in Vermont.
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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358067252

  • ISBN-10: 0358067251

  • Pages: 320

  • Price: $14.99

  • Publication Date: 03/30/2021

  • Carton Quantity: 1

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