By Nate Bruce Hendley
Motivated via greed and sadism—or probably by way of 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 by means of the suffocating poverty of the good melancholy, they have been specially wanting to goal their oppressors—banks, shop vendors, and every now and then, the police. Their a number of crimes prompted an FBI manhunt, yet their Robin-Hood ethos made them heroes within the eyes of many, constructing 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 effect of 2 of the main infamous criminals in U.S. history.
Motivated by way of greed and sadism—or probably by means of poverty and boredom—star-crossed fans Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow set out on a chain of robberies throught the yankee Southwest, a lot of which led to homicide. annoyed via the suffocating poverty of the nice melancholy, they have been specifically wanting to objective their oppressors—banks, shop proprietors, and from time to time, the police. Their quite a few crimes brought on an FBI manhunt, yet their Robin-Hood ethos made them heroes within the eyes of many, developing their position as legends of yankee folklore. This aim quantity paints a practical photograph of often-romanticized material, because it explores the inducement and impression of 2 of the main infamous criminals in U.S. history.
Colorful narrative chapters discover the lives of Bonnie and Clyde in bright element, giving perception into the terror of a rustic gripped by way of Depression-era poverty, and the public's never-ending fascination with those who live to tell the tale the skin of the legislation. Ready-reference good points equivalent to a timeline and thesaurus around out the work's accessibility, making this a terrific source for college kids of yank historical past and renowned culture.
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Bonnie and Clyde: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Nate Bruce Hendley