My Life with Bonnie and Clyde

My Life with Bonnie and Clyde Author Blanche Caldwell Barrow
ISBN-10 9780806186757
Year 2012-10-08
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
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Bonnie and Clyde were responsible for multiple murders and countless robberies. But they did not act alone. In 1933, during their infamous run from the law, Bonnie and Clyde were joined by Clyde’s brother Buck Barrow and his wife Blanche. Of these four accomplices, only one—Blanche Caldwell Barrow—lived beyond early adulthood and only Blanche left behind a written account of their escapades. Edited by outlaw expert John Neal Phillips, Blanche’s previously unknown memoir is here available for the first time. Blanche wrote her memoir between 1933 and 1939, while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary. Following her death, Blanche’s good friend and the executor of her will, Esther L. Weiser, found the memoir wrapped in a large unused Christmas card. Later she entrusted it to Phillips, who had interviewed Blanche several times before her death. Drawing from these interviews, and from extensive research into Depression-era outlaw history, Phillips supplements the memoir with helpful notes and with biographical information about Blanche and her accomplices.

My Life with Bonnie and Clyde

My Life with Bonnie and Clyde Author Blanche Caldwell Barrow
ISBN-10 9780806186771
Year 2012-10-08
Pages 376
Language en
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
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Bonnie and Clyde were responsible for multiple murders and countless robberies. But they did not act alone. In 1933, during their infamous run from the law, Bonnie and Clyde were joined by Clyde’s brother Buck Barrow and his wife Blanche. Of these four accomplices, only one—Blanche Caldwell Barrow—lived beyond early adulthood and only Blanche left behind a written account of their escapades. Edited by outlaw expert John Neal Phillips, Blanche’s previously unknown memoir is here available for the first time. Blanche wrote her memoir between 1933 and 1939, while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary. Following her death, Blanche’s good friend and the executor of her will, Esther L. Weiser, found the memoir wrapped in a large unused Christmas card. Later she entrusted it to Phillips, who had interviewed Blanche several times before her death. Drawing from these interviews, and from extensive research into Depression-era outlaw history, Phillips supplements the memoir with helpful notes and with biographical information about Blanche and her accomplices.

My Life with Bonnie and Clyde

My Life with Bonnie and Clyde Author Blanche Caldwell Barrow
ISBN-10 0806137150
Year 2005-08-01
Pages 325
Language en
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
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A memoir by the sister-in-law of Clyde Barrow describes her experiences on the run with Bonnie and Clyde, supplemented by notes on Depression-era outlaw history and biographical information about the author and her accomplices.

Go Down Together

Go Down Together Author Jeff Guinn
ISBN-10 9781416557180
Year 2009-03-10
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Forget everything you think you know about Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Previous books and films, including the brilliant 1967 movie starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, have emphasized the supposed glamour of America's most notorious criminal couple, thus contributing to ongoing mythology. The real story is completely different -- and far more fascinating. In Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, bestselling author Jeff Guinn combines exhaustive research with surprising, newly discovered material to tell the real tale of two kids from a filthy Dallas slum who fell in love and then willingly traded their lives for a brief interlude of excitement and, more important, fame. Their timing could not have been better -- the Barrow Gang pulled its first heist in 1932 when most Americans, reeling from the Great Depression, were desperate for escapist entertainment. Thanks to newsreels, true crime magazines, and new-fangled wire services that transmitted scandalous photos of Bonnie smoking a cigar to every newspaper in the nation, the Barrow Gang members almost instantly became household names on a par with Charles Lindbergh, Jack Dempsey, and Babe Ruth. In the minds of the public, they were cool, calculating bandits who robbed banks and killed cops with equal impunity. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Clyde and Bonnie were perhaps the most inept crooks ever, and their two-year crime spree was as much a reign of error as it was of terror. Lacking the sophistication to plot robberies of big-city banks, the Barrow Gang preyed mostly on small mom-and-pop groceries and service stations. Even at that, they often came up empty-handed and were reduced to breaking into gum machines for meal money. Both were crippled, Clyde from cutting off two of his toes while in prison and Bonnie from a terrible car crash caused by Clyde's reckless driving. Constantly on the run from the law, they lived like animals, camping out in their latest stolen car, bathing in creeks, and dining on cans of cold beans and Vienna sausages. Yet theirs was a genuine love story. Their devotion to each other was as real as their overblown reputation as criminal masterminds was not. Go Down Together has it all -- true romance, rebellion against authority, bullets flying, cars crashing, and, in the end, a dramatic death at the hands of a celebrity lawman hired to hunt them down. Thanks in great part to surviving Barrow and Parker family members and collectors of criminal memorabilia who provided Jeff Guinn with access to never-before-published material, we finally have the real story of Bonnie and Clyde and their troubled times, delivered with cinematic sweep and unprecedented insight by a masterful storyteller.

The Lives and Times of Bonnie Clyde

The Lives and Times of Bonnie   Clyde Author E. R. Milner
ISBN-10 0809325527
Year 2003-07-01
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher SIU Press
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The author carefully gleaned materials from obscure locally published accounts, previously untapped court records, and archived but unpublished oral history accounts from some sixty victims, neighbors, relatives, and police who were involved in the exploits of the infamous duo. Using this information, he traces the violent path of Bonnie and Clyde until May 23, 1934, when they die in an ambush.

Bonnie and Clyde and Marie

Bonnie and Clyde and Marie Author Jonathan Davis
ISBN-10 1936205122
Year 2014-09-15
Pages 281
Language en
Publisher Stephen F Austin University Press
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"I had known Marie since autumn, 1993, after both of us had worked on a documentary titled Remembering Bonnie and Clyde. She brought in the "death shirt" and other items to be photographed for this program. I watched her being interviewed and was impressed by the story she had to tell. A few days afterward, I sent Marie a small thank-you card with a note telling her how much I enjoyed meeting her and that if I could ever be of assistance, she should call. I didn't expect a response, but shortly thereafter, Marie called and asked to meet with me, and thus began one of the richest and most interesting times of my life." --Jonathan Davis "It's probably too late to change the overall perception that the American public has of my brothers Clyde and Buck, as well as Clyde's sweetheart Bonnie Parker and Buck's wife Blanche Caldwell Barrow. The public's perspective on my family members and friends has been reinforced by over 60 years of caricature and exaggeration through the output of the publishing houses and the Hollywood studios. It began during the days of the old newsreels in the movie houses and has continued unchanged up through today's modern cable television networks and satellite communications. No matter which medium carries the message, the message itself is typically 100% pure baloney. The proper place to begin to tell the story of my brothers, Clyde and Buck, is with our parents, since my father and my mother played such a big part in all of our lives. Henry B. Barrow, my father, was born in Pensacola, Florida, on January 10, 1873 . . . Back in those days, mandatory school attendance was taken pretty lightly. In fact, my father only went to school one-half-day in his life. The day he attempted to go, he was brought back home in a buggy after getting sick at school. Early in his life, he was afflicted with chills and this condition stayed with him throughout his childhood years. I've always felt that my father was a victim of a malaria attack back in his Florida days, to which he developed a severe reaction. He was extremely sickly as a child in Florida, and this condition carried over to his early adolescent years in Texas. However, he was able to assist on his father's farm as his health improved in his later teen years. Apparently getting away from the mosquito-infested Pensacola region of the 1880's eventually improved my father's health." --Marie Barrow Scoma

Running with Bonnie and Clyde

Running with Bonnie and Clyde Author John Neal Phillips
ISBN-10 0806134291
Year 2002-02-01
Pages 395
Language en
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
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Running with Bonnie and Clyde is the story of Fults's experiences in the Texas criminal underworld between the years 1925 and 1935 and the gripping account of his involvement with the Barrow gang, particularly its notorious duo, Bonnie and Clyde.

Becoming Bonnie

Becoming Bonnie Author Jenni L. Walsh
ISBN-10 9780765390202
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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From debut historical novelist Jenni L. Walsh--and just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Oscar award-winning film, Bonnie and Clyde--Becoming Bonnie is the untold story of how wholesome Bonnelyn Parker became half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo! The summer of 1927 might be the height of the Roaring Twenties, but Bonnelyn Parker is more likely to belt out a church hymn than sling drinks at an illicit juice joint. She’s a sharp girl with plans to overcome her family's poverty, provide for herself, and maybe someday marry her boyfriend, Roy Thornton. But when Roy springs a proposal on her, and financial woes jeopardize her ambitions, Bonnelyn finds salvation in an unlikely place: Dallas's newest speakeasy, Doc's. Living the life of a moll at night, Bonnie remains a wholesome girl by day, engaged to Roy, attending school, and working toward a steady future. When Roy discovers her secret life, he embraces it—perhaps too much, especially when it comes to booze and gambling—she tries to make the pieces fit. Maybe she can have it all: the American Dream, the husband, and the intoxicating allure of jazz music. But her life—like her country—is headed for a crash. Bonnie Parker is about to meet Clyde Barrow. “A compelling account of a nation and a life in disarray—readers will feel for Bonnelyn as she finds herself scrabbling for survival in a world turned upside down.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

On the Run with Bonnie and Clyde

On the Run with Bonnie and Clyde Author John Gilmore
ISBN-10 1878923226
Year 2012-09
Pages 359
Language en
Publisher
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Decades in the making, this is a fast-moving, gut wrenching, original exploration into the personalities of the star-crossed lovers and public enemies Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Not a police-blotter procedural, it's a thoroughly-researched, in-depth study of the true natures of these notorious outlaws and a deep look into their characters. Through the dark windshield of legend, John Gilmore follows the short lives of these outlaw desperadoes on their relentless ride to an infamous end.

Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger Author John Boessenecker
ISBN-10 9781466879867
Year 2016-04-26
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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The New York Times bestseller! “Frank Hamer, last of the old breed of Texas Rangers, has not fared well in history or popular culture. John Boessenecker now restores this incredible Ranger to his proper place alongside such fabled lawmen as Wyatt Earp and Eliot Ness. Here is a grand adventure story, told with grace and authority by a master historian of American law enforcement. Frank Hamer can rest easy as readers will finally learn the truth behind his amazing career, spanning the end of the Wild West through the bloody days of the gangsters.” --Paul Andrew Hutton, author of The Apache Wars To most Americans, Frank Hamer is known only as the “villain” of the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. Now, in Texas Ranger, historian John Boessenecker sets out to restore Hamer’s good name and prove that he was, in fact, a classic American hero. From the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the 1930s, Hamer stood on the front lines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history. He participated in the Bandit War of 1915, survived the climactic gunfight in the last blood feud of the Old West, battled the Mexican Revolution’s spillover across the border, protected African Americans from lynch mobs and the Ku Klux Klan, and ran down gangsters, bootleggers, and Communists. When at last his career came to an end, it was only when he ran up against another legendary Texan: Lyndon B. Johnson. Written by one of the most acclaimed historians of the Old West, Texas Ranger is the first biography to tell the full story of this near-mythic lawman.

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde Author Paul Schneider
ISBN-10 0805086722
Year 2009-03-31
Pages 382
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Traces the background and criminal careers of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, two of America's most notorious outlaws and devoted lovers who became partners in a series of violent bank robberies at the height of the Depression.

Ambush

Ambush Author Ted Hinton
ISBN-10 0883190419
Year 1979
Pages 211
Language en
Publisher Shoal Creek Pub
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Chronicles the notorious outlaws' criminal exploits, documents the seventeen month manhunt, and explores the reasons why they were elevated to hero status

Bonnie and Clyde A Love Story

Bonnie and Clyde  A Love Story Author Bill Brooks
ISBN-10 0765311887
Year 2005-03-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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From the critically acclaimed author of The Stone Garden comes a fictional portrait of two of America's most notorious outlaws--Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow--star-crossed but devoted lovers who became partners in a series of violent bank robberies at the height of the Depression. Reprint.

The Strange History of Bonnie and Clyde

The Strange History of Bonnie and Clyde Author John Treherne
ISBN-10 9781461624233
Year 2000-08-22
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Cooper Square Press
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Here is the true story of Bonnie Parker (1910-1934) and Clyde Barrow (1909-1934), a young sociopathic Southern couple gunned down by authorities after a two-year crime spree that left twelve people dead. This history cuts through hype and mythology and examines the outlaws' liberal and dysfunctional sex life, their astonishing ability to elude a 1000-man posse, the contradictory accounts of the mythic ambush that resulted in their deaths and the extraordinary growth of Bonnie and Clyde legend.

On the Trail of Bonnie and Clyde Then and Now

On the Trail of Bonnie and Clyde Then and Now Author Winston G. Ramsey
ISBN-10 1870067517
Year 2003
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher
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Presented in After the Battle's usual then and now format, 70 years on we picture the locations of the robberies and shoot-outs and seek out graves of those who died, lest their victims be overshadowed and forgotton by the legendary exploits of Bonnie and Clyde.