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Publisher's Summary

Once one of the most famous bank robbers in history.

From his early teens, Floyd believed that crime would lead to happiness and prosperity. But after each crime, he ended up back in prison, planning his next escape, his next big job. In 1974, he and three others pulled off a one-million-dollar heist, but it didn’t end up the way he planned.

This book is a personal account of Floyd Forsberg's life of crime, beginning with burglary and purse snatching, then car theft, forging of stolen money orders, assault, attempted bank robbery, bank robbery, and finally murder.

He details his crimes in a very personal way, and his time in a number of institutions and his criminal beliefs are laid bare. One comes away with an understanding of the various aspects of the life of a criminal.

As much as this book reveals criminal behavior and the particulars about living in a penal institution, this book is not about prison walls or institutional systems. It's about what Floyd discovered about himself that caused him to give up his life of crime. It's about why he decided to give up his psychopathic thinking and become a normal citizen.

©2015 Floyd C. Forsberg (P)2019 Genius Book Publishing

Critic Reviews

“For years I’ve known Floyd Forsberg as a reliable source whose every news tip panned out. Now Forsberg has written the best personal indictment of America’s horrific prison system that I’ve read since Ted Conover’s 2000 classic, Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing. Forsberg’s plainspoken prose tells a soul-searching tale of survival and transformation that will touch readers from all walks of life. The angry young man determined to be the country’s best bank robber has emerged as the sage author of a life story that reads like a thriller and traces his daring escape from The Toughest Prison of All.” (Richard Read, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, The Oregonian/Oregonlive)

“After 35 years in law enforcement, I have worked with many professional cops and encountered many professional thieves. Floyd Forsberg was one of the best career thieves around and created thousands of headaches for my peers. The Toughest Prison Of All is a great read with a twist ending that doesn’t happen very often. The insider view of crime taught me things that I had never considered. I’m already looking forward to his next book.” (Tom Allman, Sheriff-Coroner of Mendocino County (California) and co-author of Out There In The Woods)

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