Bonnie and Clyde: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Nate Bruce Hendley

By Nate Bruce Hendley

Motivated by means of greed and sadism—or maybe through poverty and boredom—star-crossed fanatics Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow set out on a sequence of robberies during the American Southwest, lots of which led to homicide. annoyed via the suffocating poverty of the nice melancholy, they have been specifically desirous to goal their oppressors—banks, shop vendors, and from time to time, the police. Their various crimes caused an FBI manhunt, yet their Robin-Hood ethos made them heroes within the eyes of many, developing their position as legends of yank folklore. This target quantity paints a practical photo of often-romanticized subject material, because it explores the incentive and impression of 2 of the main infamous criminals in U.S. history.

Motivated by means of greed and sadism—or probably by way of poverty and boredom—star-crossed fanatics Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow set out on a chain of robberies throught the yank Southwest, a lot of which resulted in homicide. annoyed via the suffocating poverty of the good melancholy, they have been specifically desirous to objective their oppressors—banks, shop proprietors, and now and then, the police. Their quite a few crimes prompted an FBI manhunt, yet their Robin-Hood ethos made them heroes within the eyes of many, constructing their position as legends of yankee folklore. This goal quantity paints a practical photograph of often-romanticized subject material, because it explores the inducement and effect of 2 of the main infamous criminals in U.S. history.

Colorful narrative chapters discover the lives of Bonnie and Clyde in bright aspect, giving perception into the phobia of a rustic gripped by way of Depression-era poverty, and the public's never-ending fascination with those who continue to exist the skin of the legislation. Ready-reference beneficial properties equivalent to a timeline and word list around out the work's accessibility, making this a great source for college kids of yankee heritage and renowned culture.

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