Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Alvin Karpis: Pursuit of the Last Public Enemy



The first person to thank is Cindy Davies, who kept this project going simply by asking about it. Next is Tom Hadley who provided names leading to a network of Fred Hunters friends; the third person deserving special thanks is Melissa Moyzis who did a great deal of research.

The following people also helped: Jack Hurt, L.D. Melville, Paul Taylor, Robert Livesey, Claude Hicks, Jess Harta, Arne, Clyde Peters, Jonathan Graham, Debra, Charlie Wilson, Lauren, and everyone who listened to me talk endlessly about this article.

Published Sources

A & E Biography Video- Ma Barker; Crime Family Values

FBI Barker-Karpis file #7-15 (New Orleans extract)

Gentry, Kurt, J. Edgar Hoover - The Man and the Secrets. 1991

Hoover Foundation, J.Edgar Hoover, 33 Grand Cross. Internet article

Jones, Ken, The FBI In Action. 1957, New American Library

Karpis, Alvin with Bill Trent The Alvin Karpis Story. 1971

Karpis, Alvin as told to Bill Livesey, On the Rock - The Prison Story of Alvin Karpis, 1980

Owens, Ron, Oklahoma Justice: the Oklahoma City Police. Turner Publications, 1975.

This Monday, TV interview with Karpis, 8/23/76, Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Time Magazine, 5/4/36

Newspapers of May 1936:

New York Times
New Orleans Times
, and several others.



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