Courtesy of a link over at Tam's place some weeks ago, I found a Web site called 'Faded Glory: Dusty Roads Of An FBI Era'. It's devoted to the G-men (agents) of the FBI in the 1930's. It contains a host of fascinating facts, documents and references about law enforcement during and immediately after the age of Prohibition. Examples include:
- The 'Lady In Red', Anna Sage, and her role in the death of John Dillinger in 1934;
- The ambush of Wilbur Underhill by FBI agents and local officers in Shawnee, OK in 1933 (link is to an Adobe Acrobat document in .PDF format);
- Recollections of the children of G-men about their parents;
- A 1936 article on the bringing to justice of the killers of several FBI agents (another .PDF document).
The entire Web site is a fascinating resource for those interested in crime and law enforcement in an earlier age. I would think it'll be indispensable for those writing about the era, either in fiction or non-fiction. Highly recommended.