Bonnie and Clyde: we've been on a first name basis with them for almost a hundred years. Immortalized in movies, songs, and pop culture references, they are remembered mostly for their storied romance and tragic deaths. But what was life really like for Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker in the early 1930s? How did two dirt-poor teens from west Texas morph from vicious outlaws to legendary couple? And why? Award-winning author Karen Blumenthal devoted months to tracing the footsteps of Bonnie and Clyde, unearthing new information and debunking many persistent myths. The result is an impeccably researched, breathtaking nonfiction tale of love, car chases, kidnappings, and murder set against the backdrop of the Great Depression.
Joplin, MO., April 1933 -- Telico, Tex., March 24, 1909 -- West of Dallas, Tex., 1922 -- Waco, Tex., March 1930 -- Eastham Farm, Texas Prison System, 1930-1932 -- Electra, Tex., April 14, 1932 -- Stringtown, Okla., August 5, 1932 -- Carlsbad, N. Mex., August 14, 1932 -- Sherman, Tex., October 11, 1932 -- Temple, Tex., December 25, 1932 -- Joplin, MO., April 13, 1933 -- Wellington, Tex., June 10, 1933 -- Platte City, MO., July 19, 1933 -- Des Moines, Iowa, July 1933 -- Eastham Farm, Texas Prison System, January 16, 1934 -- Grapevine, Tex., April 1, 1934 -- Near Gibsland, LA., May 23, 1934 -- Dallas, Tex. -- Hollywood, Calif. -- A note about "The story of Bonnie and Clyde"
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