Wanted Women: An American Obsession in the Reign of J. Edgar Hoover (CultureAmerica)
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Wanted Women: An American Obsession in the Reign of J. Edgar Hoover (CultureAmerica)

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The iconic photo of Bonnie Parker—cigar clenched in jaw, pistol in hand—says it all: America loves its bad girls. Now Mary Elizabeth Strunk tells us why.

Wanted Women is a startling look at the lives—and legends—of ten female outlaws who gained notoriety during the tumultuous decades that bracketed the tenure of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Strunk looks at real-life events...more
Hardcover, 258 pages
Published September 18th 2010 by University Press of Kansas
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TJ
Jul 08, 2012 TJ rated it 2 of 5 stars
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Really strong in the first few chapters. Good feminist deconstruction. But in the modern cases switches to just a review of media and the stories. Overall disappointing
Nora
I liked the writing and the idea of examining how some women outlaws capture the American imagination.
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