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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:United States / State & Local / Midwest
  • Language:English
  • Pages:68
  • eBook ISBN:9781943612239
  • Paperback ISBN:9781943612222

Leap Into History: John Dillinger in Delaware County, Indiana

by Brock Krebs

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A historical account of the legendary gangster, John Dillinger. The book details Dillinger's early life, criminal activities, and celebrity-like status that led to the "Gentleman Bandit" being named America's First Public Enemy Number One.
Leap Into History: John Dillinger in Delaware County, Indiana is the true story of John H. Dillinger. Dillinger was born in Mooresville, Indiana. After a foolish robbery as a youth, Dillinger was arrested and given a harsh sentence for the crime. While incarcerated in the Indiana State Prison, Dillinger learned the skill of bank robbery. Following his parole, John H. Dillinger blazed a path through the mid-west. The path went though the heart of Delaware County, Indiana with the robberies of the Bide-A-Wee Inn, and the Commercial Bank of Daleville. The exploits of Dillinger and his gang while in Delaware County, Indiana are explored by longtime historian, and lifelong Delaware County resident, Brock Krebs.
About the author
Brock Krebs is a lifelong resident of the Delaware County, Indiana area. Krebs has researched 1930’s Crime for over twenty years. His research on John Dillinger began at the age of ten during a vacation to Nashville, Indiana and The John Dillinger Historical Museum. He is a 1998 graduate of Wes-Del High School in Gaston, Indiana, and a 2001 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Brock has traveled through out the United States in search of sites pertaining to John Dillinger, Harry Pierpont, and Bonnie and Clyde. He enjoys spending time with his two children, Brooke and Dylan Krebs, baseball, music, and collecting Dillinger era memorabilia. He currently resides in the rural Gaston, Indiana area.