This non-fiction book explores the collective experience of the Dillinger "gun molls."

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After Decades of Silence, The 1930's Female Public Enemies Speak Out They flouted both moral and financial convention.  The female companions of the bank robbing fugitives of the Great Depression - Their history, buried under decades of stereotype and parody, is revealed for the first time. With the assistance of eyewitnesses and descendants, court and prison records, their legacy is examined. During the height of the Depression, their behavior challenged FBI agents, Federal courts, Federal Bureau of Prison policy and parole boards, who put them under pressure to betray their men.