Skip to main content

June 5, 2013

Today's Featured Title and Contest June 5, 2013
This Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we think is a great summer reading selection. Read more about it, and enter our Summer Reading Daily Contest by Thursday, June 6th at 11:59AM ET to win one of five copies of SUTTON by J.R. Moehringer. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Today's Featured Book and Contest: SUTTON by J.R. Moehringer
Born in the squalid Irish slums of Brooklyn, in the first year of the 20th century, Willie Sutton came of age at a time when banks were out of control. If they weren't taking brazen risks, causing millions to lose their jobs and homes, they were shamelessly seeking bailouts. Trapped in a cycle of bank panics, depressions and soaring unemployment, Sutton saw only one way out, only one way to win the girl of his dreams.

So began the career of America's most successful bank robber. Over three decades Sutton became so good at breaking into banks, and such a master at breaking out of prisons, police called him one of the most dangerous men in New York, and the FBI put him on its first-ever Most Wanted List.

But the public rooted for Sutton. He never fired a shot, after all, and his victims were merely those bloodsucking banks. When he was finally caught for good in 1952, crowds surrounded the jail and chanted his name.

Blending vast research with vivid imagination, Pulitzer Prize-winner J.R. Moehringer brings Willie Sutton blazing back to life. In Moehringer's retelling, it was more than need or rage at society that drove Sutton. It was one unforgettable woman. In all Sutton's crimes and confinements, his first love (and first accomplice) was never far from his thoughts. And when Sutton finally walked free --- a surprise pardon on Christmas Eve, 1969 --- he immediately set out to find her.

-Click here to read more about the book.
-Click here to read a review.

*If you are experiencing problems with the contest form, click here.

Click here to enter the contest.

This is a special newsletter for our Summer Reading Daily Contest, which will mail on select days through July 31st. This newsletter is separate from our weekly newsletter, which mails every Friday. You can subscribe to that newsletter here.

Happy reading! Don't forget to visit our other websites from,,,,, and

The Book Report Network
250 W. 57th Street - Suite 1228
New York, New York 10107
connect with us twitterfacebook