Book Review | Books About Bonnie and Clyde by Jeff Guinn and Paul Schneider - The New York TimesAll 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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Thank you! A portrait of two victims of the Great Depression whose taste for guns and fast cars led to short careers in crime but longer ones as legends. Blumenthal Hillary Rodham Clinton , , etc. Though the results sometimes read as dry recitations of names and indistinguishable small towns, she makes perceptive guesses about what drove them and why they have become iconic figures, along with retracing their early lives, two-year crime spree, and subsequent transformations into doomed pop-culture antiheroes. Blumenthal also wrenchingly portrays the desperation that their displaced, impoverished families must have felt while pointedly showing how an overtaxed, brutal legal system can turn petty offenders into violent ones.
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Sign up for our newsletters! On one January night in , a young Bonnie Parker met Clyde Barrow when he showed up to visit one of her friends at their house.
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. And, 75 years after they were gunned down, Jeff Guinn has produced what claims to be the definitive biography of the infamous couple from Texas. Barrow was little more than a car thief whose crimes escalated more out of ineptitude than intention, while Parker was a dreamer with no real ambition other than a fatal desire to flee the drab limitations of her life. Together with Barrow's brother and assorted hangers-on, they killed as many as 10 people, nearly all as a result of botched robberies or resisting arrest.
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