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Perhaps the most infamous couple in the history of the United States, Bonnie and Clyde have become a part of American folklore, yet their true story--their family story--has remained elusive . . . until now.
Marie Barrow Scoma, Clyde Barrow's youngest sister, felt that no book, film, article, or video told the Barrow Gang story completely or accurately. Collaborating with Philip Steele to tell the true tale, she offered not only her personal insight and opinions, but also previously unpublished photographs and her mother's diary, which had never before been seen by anyone outside of the Barrow family.
The result is a revelatory reminiscence that sheds dramatic new light on Bonnie and Clyde's exploits.
Western writer Phillip W. Steele, past board member of the Arkansas History Commission, serves as president of the National Outlaw and Lawman History Association. A member of the Western Writers of America, he also is president and founder of the James Younger Gang. Steele's other books include Starr Tracks: Belle and Pearl Starr, The Last Cherokee Warriors, Civil War in the Ozarks, Ozark Tales and Superstitions, The Many Faces of Jesse James, Jesse and Frank James: The Family History, and Outlaws and Gunfighters of the Old West. All are published by Pelican.
As Marie Barrow Scoma neared the completion of this project, she died unexpectedly, at the age of 81. The Family Story of Bonnie and Clyde stands as her testament to separate fact from fiction.
There is a lot of new information in this book,from a family perspective,my heart goes out to mrs barrow and her husband,when I was reading this I thought of a mother with her out... Read morePublished 8 months ago by GARY W. LANDRUM
This a great book. It a really easy book to read .The book was co written by Clyde sister. The book took less than 2 days to read on my Kindle but if you are looking for a good... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Carie Biggs
Obviously, you expect family members to gloss over some painful facts, but this book is just terrible. The incidents described are completely wrong factually. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Eric Hillman
trying to protect their rep. but interesting from their point of view. I know from some of "go down Together" the law enforcement had a good bit to do with his downward... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Aja J. Mctyre
I would recommend reading this book as it gives the view point of the Barrow family. The book provides the story of the family struggling to find decent life in Texas. Read morePublished 20 months ago by JSJ
The family story of Bonnie and Clyde was an ok read, but I have to admit I was a little disappointed. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by srh2767
The books was good and very informative BUT there were 7 pages missing so I need to find another just like it so I can read what I missedPublished on February 5, 2012 by Velda J. Henley
The author makes much hype about how good he is with history and the fact he wrote this with Clyde's youngest sister,Marie,that is until she died before the book was finished. Read morePublished on May 3, 2010 by Janna Haymes Massey