Additional titles from Brian Hunt


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G-Men, Gangsters & Gators

Throughout the 1930s, federal agents tracked down members of the Barker-Karpis gang. Led by Special-Agent-in-Charge Earl Connelley, the federal “flying squad” that hunted down John Dillinger focused its sights on Fred and Kate “Ma” Barker in 1934.

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The Hotel That Never Was: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the Seagle Building

The history of the only “skyscraper” in Gainesville, FL is a microcosm of the Florida land boom and bust in the twentieth century.

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Uncle Sam’s Riders: The Journey of the U.S. 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps

Six years before L’Auto newspaper started its 19-day bicycle race across France to increase its’ sales in 1903, a group of American soldiers was about to attempt an unprecedented feat. They were Uncle Sam’s Riders, the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps.

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About the Author


Brian Hunt grew up in Minnesota and attended college in St. Paul. He has written for HOME Magazine and been published in the FBI’s Grapevine magazine. His interests are primarily American history and writing narrative nonfiction that brings the past to life. He currently lives in Florida and is working on the biography of FBI legend E.J. Connelley.

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From the Blog


The Lost Memoir of a G-Man

Hidden in a dark corner of the Internet lurked a never before published memoir of an FBI G-Man. In Bureau memos (where J. Edgar Hoover only permitted the depersonalized use of first and middle initials) he was known as J.C. Newman. Over his twenty-seven year career, Newman oversaw several Bureau field offices as Special Agent…

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Top 5 Books of 2017

It’s time to join the chorus of “year-end” lists. While much of my time in 2017 was spent on research and writing, I managed to sneak in a few books for pleasure. These are not necessarily books published in 2017, just books I read during the year. Here’s my top 5 list: 5. Lost Empire…

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The Birdman and the Multnomah Hotel

A daredevil pilot drove a rickety biplane off the roof of a ten-story hotel. Yes, it’s as crazy as it sounds. Not only did it happen once in 1912, but the feat was replicated in 1995. I read about this while staying at the hotel – now the Embassy Suites in Portland, Oregon – and…

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