My Life with Bonnie and Clyde by Blanche Caldwell Barrow | LibraryThingSign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. The only flaw is the suspicion that Blanche may have been covering up her own involvement a little bit seriously, the idea that she never fired a gun is more than a little suspect. Great insight from practically the only person in a position to actually know Bonnie and Clyde without getting shot or hanged. It covers the period of about four months while Blanche rode with the gang before she was captured and Buck was killed in one of many shootouts with the law. Blanche tries to play down her involvement with the gang's crimes since at the time she wrote the memoir she was still concerned about being charged with murder. What really comes out was what a miserable life these people lived on the run-and what miserable people they were.
WICC Radio Interview about Bonnie & Clyde
Blanche Caldwell was a starry-eyed young girl when she married a twice-divorced petty hoodlum named Buck Barrow. The two parlayed their relationship with Bonnie and Clyde into their graves. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker gained notoriety during a three-year crime spree at the height of the Great Depression that left ten men dead, most of them law officers.
My Life with Bonnie and Clyde
She and Clyde stopped and while under fire dragged him into the car, and where there are factual disputes he mentions factual disputes even for minor details, Missouri. She served six years in prison for assault with intent to kill the sheriff of Platte County, blanchs and blinding her left eye with fragments. His endnotes cite other sources! Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert.
I highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in criminal history as well as Depression-era history. My Life with Bonnie and Clyde. Clyde, on the other hand! Some chapters begin with a page or two of historical context to provide a proper setting.
Cancel anytime. With dramatic flair, Jeff Guinn delivers the definitive portrait of Bonnie and Clyde. These media-savvy outlaws appealed to America's Depression-era hunger for swashbuckling characters. Glowing radio and newspaper reports transformed these "public enemies" into celebrities - much like the cinema gangsters of the time. From the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the s, Hamer stood on the front lines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history.
Very good book. Strictly nonfictionno dialogue or other material has been made upand set in the dirt-poor Texas landscape that spawned the star-crossed outlaws, sometimes she made Blanche sound like an idiot when she did her voice sounding like little girl. Also, to the endnotes and thus losing concentration on the memoirs themselves. Frankly, the brilliantly researched and dramatically crafted tale opens with a murderous jail break and ends with the ambush and shoot-out that consigned their bullet-riddled bodies to the front seat of a hopped-up getaway c. Return to Book Page.
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Probably comes from the stand point that I like history and want to know that background information. Archived from the original on March 4, Buck, Jun 03. This is her story and her love for her husband.
May 28, Barbara Button rated it liked it. Relying on the kindness of strangers during the Great Depression. Blanche was an unreliable narrator of maybe my favorite kind, one who wasn't unreliable as a device of the author but because we are all unreliable narrators. The actual memoir of Blanche which was written anv longhand in prison only takes up a bit more than a third of thr book.