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Bonnie and Clyde: Romeo and Juliet in a Getaway Car


Weaving the saga of the Barrow Gang reminded me of sewing a good old American patchwork quilt haphazardly. Wherever there was true Arlo Guthrie Americana, there was also the danger of rebellion running through the threads. Bonnie's buoyancy and Clyde's fierce pride these were the needles used to sew together this story. But, reliable patterns were necessary in fitting the story to a quality shape and size. To the following excellent resources I turned for advice:

A&E Television Network/BiographyA&E Biography Video: Bonnie and Clyde.

Friedman, Lester D., Bonnie and Clyde, BFI Publishing. 2000.

Jordan, Henderson & Waters, C.E. "The Inside Story of the Killing of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow," article appearing in True Detective Mysteries magazine, November 1934 issue. Dunellen, NJ: MacFadden Publications, Inc., 1934.

Hinton, Ted & Grove Larry,Ambush; The Real Story of Bonnie and Clyde.

Milner, E.R.,Lives and Times of Bonnie and Clyde.

Nash, Jay Robert, Bloodletters and Badmen. New York: M. Evans & Co., 1995.

Penn, Arthur, Bonnie and Clyde. Edited by Lester D. Friedman. Cambridge University Press. 2000

Phillips, John Neal,Running with Bonnie & Clyde: The Ten Fast Years of Ralph Fults.

Quimby, Myron J., The Devil's Emissaries. New York: A.S. Barnes & Company, 1969.

Toland, John, The Dillinger Days. New York: Random House, 1963.

Treherne, John, The Strange History of Bonnie and Clyde. Cooper Square Press. 2000


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