“A slam-bang story loaded with anecdotes and marvelous vignettes.” —United Press International
“Willie holds the undisputed title as the world’s most endearing bank robber . . . A lively, disarming memoir of a very gentlemanly rogue.” —Cosmopolitan
“The most famous bank robber since Jesse James . . . crafty, humorous, pragmatic, worldly-wise.” —The New Yorker
From the Inside Flap
The Broadway Books Library of LarcenyLuc Sante, General EditorFor more than fifty years, Willie Sutton devoted his boundless energy and undoubted genius exclusively to two activities at which he became better than any man in history: breaking in and breaking out. The targets in the first instance were banks and in the second, prisons. Unarguably America?s most famous bank robber, Willie never injured a soul, but took on almost a hundred banks and departed three of America?s most escape-proof penitentiaries. This is the stuff of myth?rascally and cautionary by turns?yet true in every searing, diverting, and brilliantly recalled detail.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.