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My Life with Bonnie and Clyde Paperback – August 1, 2005
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About the Author
Blanche Caldwell Barrow was the wife of Marvin "Buck" Barrow and the sister-in-law of Clyde Barrow. Buck and Blanche were part of the Barrow Gang from late March 1933 until their capture on July 24, 1933.
John Neal Phillips is a writer-photographer living in Dallas, Texas.
Top Customer Reviews
In the spirit of full disclosure, let me say up front that I consider John Phillips a friend, and I hope he considers me a colleague. Many Emails have passed between us, beginning during the time I was preparing my own book "Bonnie and Clyde: A 21st Century Update," for which his first book, "Running With Bonnie and Clyde" was a absolutely essential source, and later as John was trying to unravel Blanche Barrow's manuscript and answer some of the questions that arose from it. We share a love of the process of research and a desire to solve more of the little mysteries that may help make some sense out of a story that seems like a senseless tragedy. John has taught me to be tenacious in research, meticulous in documentation, and generous in sharing the results. But enough of this personal testimonial! Is the book any good?
Those who know and appreciate the level of scholarship of John's first book will not be disappointed. The voice is that of Blanche Barrow, writing from her prison room, and trying to come to terms with her life - particularly the 107 days she spent running for her life with Bonnie and Clyde which ended with four men dead - three lawmen and finally her own husband - and herself in prison.Read more ›
I once held & looked through Blanche's very own scrapbook that she put together while on the road with Clyde & Bonnie, & after she completed her prison term.
I was shocked a bit that she had composed it in the very same way I have my own.
I now believe that Blanche would have attended "The Bonnie & Clyde Festival" in Gibsland , La. if she had lived.
To see a picture of Blanche late in life is a dream come true.
While I & every historian on this subject must tip our hats to John Neal Phillips,I think he has possibly even out done his first book, which was excellent.
Ralph Fults was kind enough to share with John his story and made us understand why Clyde snapped "from a schoolboy to a Rattlesnake".
But this book will possibly bring tears to your eyes.
Blanche Barrow should be considered "Bonnie & Clyde's last victim".
I would like to thank Rhea Leen, Buddy , "Boots", Lorraine , Marie &
so many others, & you know who I'm talking about!
To have been around all these family's & made such friends still
makes me feel that we are living this story still.
Bitter & Sweet , a oxymoron that defies Logic.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting background and gives a nice idea of life in this time frame.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book is about 40% by Blanche and 40% by John Neal Phillips, and 20% footnotes, documents, etc. Blanche maintains throughout that she was a victim, totally innocent and just in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Loved her story and hearing a totally 1st hand experience.Published 3 months ago by Sharlene Pluger
I've just started reading this book. I have high hopes that Buck Barrow's wife Blanche, will tell the true story of her & Buck's time & short life with Bonnie & Clyde, just as Buck... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Connie Cat Mom