Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde

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Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde

by Jeff Guinn

Simon & Schuster | June 2, 2015 | Trade Paperback

Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
Bestselling author Jeff Guinn combines exhaustive research with surprising, newly discovered material to tell the real tale of two kids from a filthy Dallas slum who fell in love and then willingly traded their lives for a brief interlude of excitement and, more important, fame. Go Down Together has it all—true romance, rebellion against authority, bullets flying, cars crashing, and, in the end, a dramatic death at the hands of a celebrity lawman.

This is the real story of Bonnie and Clyde and their troubled times, delivered with cinematic sweep by a masterful storyteller.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.2 in

Published: June 2, 2015

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416557075

ISBN - 13: 9781416557074

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best! By far the best book yet on this duo, Jeff Guinn really goes the limit with his research. Not only does he consult first hand accounts including family members, he gives a rare look at the time period to ensure the reader an understanding of the motive behind the crimes. While we may only have a mythological view, thanks to bad movies, of Clyde and Bonnie, this book will dispel the shadows with a straight forward and non judgemental account. In fact I would consider this the authority about their demise. It also includes the history of the family and friends that were left behind, some doing jail time (Clyde and Bonnie's mothers for instance) for harbouring criminals!
Date published: 2013-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping from Cover to Cover! I had never read a biography of Bonnie and Clyde before. I just knew, or thought I knew, who they were. In this excellent book, the author recounts not only the lives and times of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, which are of course the main focus, but also of their parents, siblings, friends and partners-in-crime. He does a superb job of setting the scene – Great Depression, Dust Bowl – and shows how, for so many people, hard work often did not suffice to earn them even a meager living during these hard times, let alone raise a family. The author relates how Clyde and Bonnie grew up, met, and how they wound up in a life of crime together. Their qualities and shortcomings are also well portrayed, e.g., generosity towards loved ones, devotion towards faithful friends, compassion for those working hard to survive, obsession with fairness, their love and respect for one another and, of course, Clyde’s reflex to shoot anyone who shot at him first (Bonnie never hurt anyone). Eventually, the reader gets to be fond of these charming, colorful villains, which makes it all the more sad to read about the inevitable – how they died together. The writing style is clear, friendly, authoritative, widely accessible and incredibly engaging. When there is some uncertainty or controversy about certain dates, places or events, the author does not hesitate to point this out. Amply referenced with almost sixty pages of endnotes and a full bibliography, this thrilling page-turner can be enjoyed by anyone.
Date published: 2009-06-08

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Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde

Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde

by Jeff Guinn

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.2 in

Published: June 2, 2015

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416557075

ISBN - 13: 9781416557074

About the Book

Now in paperback, the widely acclaimed book that at last gives us the true story of the most famous and romantic gangsters in American history.

From the Publisher

Bestselling author Jeff Guinn combines exhaustive research with surprising, newly discovered material to tell the real tale of two kids from a filthy Dallas slum who fell in love and then willingly traded their lives for a brief interlude of excitement and, more important, fame. Go Down Together has it all—true romance, rebellion against authority, bullets flying, cars crashing, and, in the end, a dramatic death at the hands of a celebrity lawman.

This is the real story of Bonnie and Clyde and their troubled times, delivered with cinematic sweep by a masterful storyteller.

About the Author

Jeff Guinn is the bestselling author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, The Last Gunfight and Go Down Together, which was a finalist for an Edgar Award in 2010. Guinn is formerly an award-winning investigative journalist and now a frequent guest on national radio and TV programs.

Editorial Reviews

“Guinn has deftly restored the humanity of America’s best known
crime couple, stripping away the Hollywood glamour and hype with
the unvarnished but equally compelling truth.”
—Kathleen Krog, The Miami Herald