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gleaned materials from obscure locally published accounts, previously untapped court records, and archived but unpublished oral history accounts from some sixty victims, neighbors, relatives, and police who were involved in the exploits of the infamous duo.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.

Go Down Together

Go Down Together Author Jeff Guinn
ISBN-10 9781471105753
Year 2012-12-25
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From the moment they first cut a swathe of crime across 1930s America, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker have been glamorised in print, on screen and in legend. The reality of their brief and catastrophic lives is very different -- and far more fascinating. Combining exhaustive research with surprising, newly discovered material, author Jeff Guinn tells the real story of two youngsters 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. Thanks in great part to surviving relatives of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, who provided Guinn with access to never-before-published family documents and photographs, this book reveals the truth behind the myth, told with cinematic sweep and unprecedented insight by a master storyteller.

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.

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde Author Nate Hendley
ISBN-10 031333871X
Year 2007
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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Traces the childhoods and criminal careers of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, America's most notorious criminal couple.

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.

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.

Covert Ops

Covert Ops Author Bill Ivory
ISBN-10 9781503592629
Year 2015-09-11
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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The stories that follow are of real people and real investigations. The stories are true, with just a little embellishment to make them more readable to the public, but not by much. Names have been changed, but the persons behind them are very much a part of this history.

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.

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.

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

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried Author Tim O'Brien
ISBN-10 9780547420295
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Manson

Manson Author Jeff Guinn
ISBN-10 9781451645187
Year 2013-08-06
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The New York Times bestselling, authoritative account of the life of Charles Manson, filled with surprising new information and previously unpublished photographs: “A riveting, almost Dickensian narrative…four stars” (People). More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly female commune killed nine people, among them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate. It was the culmination of a criminal career that author Jeff Guinn traces back to Manson’s childhood. Guinn interviewed Manson’s sister and cousin, neither of whom had ever previously cooperated with an author. Childhood friends, cellmates, and even some members of the Manson family have provided new information about Manson’s life. Guinn has made discoveries about the night of the Tate murders, answering unresolved questions, such as why one person near the scene of the crime was spared. Manson puts the killer in the context of the turbulent late sixties, an era of race riots and street protests when authority in all its forms was under siege. Guinn shows us how Manson created and refined his message to fit the times, persuading confused young women (and a few men) that he had the solutions to their problems. At the same time he used them to pursue his long-standing musical ambitions. His frustrated ambitions, combined with his bizarre race-war obsession, would have lethal consequences. Guinn’s book is a “tour de force of a biography…Manson stands as a definitive work: important for students of criminology, human behavior, popular culture, music, psychopathology, and sociopathology…and compulsively readable” (Ann Rule, The New York Times Book Review).

Her Best Shot

Her Best Shot Author Laura Browder
ISBN-10 9780807877401
Year 2009-09-15
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher UNC Press Books
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The gun-toting woman holds enormous symbolic significance in American culture. For over two centuries, women who pick up guns have disrupted the popular association of guns and masculinity, spurring debates about women's capabilities for violence as well as their capacity for full citizenship. In Her Best Shot, Laura Browder examines the relationship between women and guns and the ways in which the figure of the armed woman has served as a lightning rod for cultural issues. Utilizing autobiographies, advertising, journalism, novels, and political tracts, among other sources, Browder traces appearances of the armed woman across a chronological spectrum from the American Revolution to the present and an ideological spectrum ranging from the Black Panthers to right-wing militias. Among the colorful characters presented here are Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to fight in the American Revolution; Pauline Cushman, who posed as a Confederate to spy for Union forces during the Civil War; Wild West sure-shot Annie Oakley; African explorer Osa Johnson; 1930s gangsters Ma Barker and Bonnie Parker; and Patty Hearst, the hostage-turned-revolutionary-turned-victim. With her entertaining and provocative analysis, Browder demonstrates that armed women both challenge and reinforce the easy equation that links guns, manhood, and American identity.

The Skies Belong to Us

The Skies Belong to Us Author Brendan I. Koerner
ISBN-10 9780307886125
Year 2013-06-18
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Crown
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In an America torn apart by the Vietnam War and the demise of '60s idealism, airplane hijackings were astonishingly routine. Over a five-year period starting in 1968, the desperate and disillusioned seized commercial jets nearly once a week, using guns, bombs, and jars of acid. Some hijackers wished to escape to foreign lands; others aimed to swap hostages for sacks of cash. Their criminal exploits mesmerized the country, never more so than when shattered Army veteran Roger Holder and mischievous party girl Cathy Kerkow managred to comandeer Western Airlines Flight 701 and flee across an ocean with a half-million dollars in ransom—a heist that remains the longest-distance hijacking in American history. More than just an enthralling story about a spectacular crime and its bittersweet, decades-long aftermath, The Skies Belong to Us is also a psychological portrait of America at its most turbulent and a testament to the madness that can grip a nation when politics fail.