Stanley Hamilton is a freelance writer and a former reporter for the Kansas City Star.
Hamilton's thorough research and electric narrative style illuminate George 'Machine Gun' Kelly's sensational criminal career and the untold tale of his subsequent incarceration. In telling Kelly's story, Hamilton also tells the story of his victim, Charles Urschel, and adds an important chapter to the history of kidnapping in the United States. Claire Potter, author of War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men, and the Politics of Mass Culture; ""Hamilton's authoritative account of the 'Machine Gun' Kelly case offers a fascinating insight into the 'gangster era' of the early '30s and the operations of the FBI. His research is impeccable and his book a terrific read."" Lee Grieveson, coeditor of Mob Culture: Essays on the American Gangster Film