Bonnie and Clyde by Karen Blumenthal: | werdec.org: BooksAll those who read Guinn's account of Bonnie and Clyde were impressed by the unprecedented level of detail he brings to the story. But a few seemed to think that all of Guinn's data got in the way of the chase. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel admitted that the level of detail posed the book's "only problem," while acknowledging that "the legend still stands under its own power. Reviewers were particularly interested in the idea of the duo as heroes of the Great Depression, with obvious anxiety that that era might not seem so distant these days. Yes, reviewers are prone to provide enthusiastic reviews for a newspaper's books editor; yet Go Down Together is still a strong book.
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Americans have a long tradition of celebrating our antiheroes, from Jesse James to John Gotti. About the only thing they did well was shoot people, which Clyde and his partners attempted often, murdering at least 10 men. Finally tracked down and killed themselves on May 23, , Bonnie and Clyde remained all but forgotten, relegated to pulp magazines and a B movie or two, for 30 years. When Americans express an interest in Bonnie and Clyde now, I wager, their curiosity lies less with the grimy, smelly, murderous Bonnie and Clyde of history than with the glamorous, dashing Bonnie and Clyde portrayed by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty — polite, persecuted mannequins whose only fault could be solved, the film suggests, with a dose of Cialis. Whatever its precise focus, the public fascination with Bonnie and Clyde appears boundless. Just count the books.
Skip to main content Bonnie and Clyde Biography. In Stock. This is the best book ever written on these two moronic killers. It is a great read, easy and concise. I couldn't put it down. The author refers to them as Clyde and Bonnie and not the other way around - there is a reason for this.
P erhaps it's recession chic or simply that time in the cultural cycle when a reassessment is due, but the tales of American gangsters from the Great Depression seem to be enjoying something of a mini-revival. Around the same time, The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, a biopic starring Hilary Duff, begins shooting on location in the southern states.
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Look Inside. Bonnie and Clyde may be the most notorious—and celebrated—outlaw couple America has ever known. This is the true story of how they got that way. 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 s? How did two dirt-poor teens from west Texas morph from vicious outlaws to legendary couple? And why?
Motivated by greed and sadism--or perhaps by poverty and boredom--star-crossed lovers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow set out on a series of robberies throughout the American Southwest, many of which ended in murder. Frustrated by the suffocating poverty of the Great Depression, they were especially eager to target their oppressors--banks, store owners, and at times, the police. Their numerous crimes triggered an FBI manhunt, but their Robin-Hood ethos made them heroes in the eyes of many, establishing their place as legends of American folklore. This objective volume paints a realistic picture of often-romanticized subject matter, as it explores the motivation and impact of two of the most notorious criminals in U. Motivated by greed and sadism--or perhaps by poverty and boredom--star-crossed lovers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow set out on a series of robberies throught the American Southwest, many of which ended in murder. Colorful narrative chapters explore the lives of Bonnie and Clyde in vivid detail, giving insight into the fear of a country gripped by Depression-era poverty, and the public's endless fascination with those that live on the outside of the law.