My Life With Bonnie And Clyde / Edition 1by Blanche C. Barrow
Pub. Date: 06/15/2005
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Bonnie and Clyde were responsible for multiple murders and countless robberies. But they did not act alone. In 1933, during their infamous run from the law, Bonnie and Clyde were joined by Clyde’s brother Buck Barrow and his wife Blanche. Of these four accomplices, only oneBlanche Caldwell Barrowlived beyond early adulthood and only Blanche left… See more details below
Bonnie and Clyde were responsible for multiple murders and countless robberies. But they did not act alone. In 1933, during their infamous run from the law, Bonnie and Clyde were joined by Clyde’s brother Buck Barrow and his wife Blanche. Of these four accomplices, only oneBlanche Caldwell Barrowlived beyond early adulthood and only Blanche left behind a written account of their escapades. Edited by outlaw expert John Neal Phillips, Blanche’s previously unknown memoir is here available for the first time.
Blanche wrote her memoir between 1933 and 1939, while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary. Following her death, Blanche’s good friend and the executor of her will, Esther L. Weiser, found the memoir wrapped in a large unused Christmas card. Later she entrusted it to Phillips, who had interviewed Blanche several times before her death. Drawing from these interviews, and from extensive research into Depression-era outlaw history, Phillips supplements the memoir with helpful notes and with biographical information about Blanche and her accomplices.
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Table of Contents
ContentsList of Illustrations,
List of Maps,
Foreword, by Esther L. Weiser,
1. View from a Cell,
3. Buck Makes a Pardon,
7. Mother's Day,
9. A Visit with My Father,
11. Fort Smith,
12. Platte City,
13. Dexfield Park,
Appendix A: Reproduction of Two Pages from the Original Manuscript,
Appendix B: Blanche's Letter to Her Father, November 11, 1933,
Appendix C: Buck's Letter Home, January 16, 1930,
Appendix D: The Barrow Gang's Victims,
Appendix E: Blanche's Preliminary Parole Report,
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Not very well written, but the editor meant to leave it that way, just as Blanche wrote it instead of throwing in his own stories to make it more glamorous like the movies. He does a great job at the end of documenting and regerencing other material or clearing up what Blanche is talking about. It's a lot of back and forth to the footnotes but worth it. I love these kind of history books.
Written by someone who was there seemed like a great read. Doesn't take long to realize that Blanche Barrow was a not only a whiny cry baby, but takes way too much time gushing over how much she loved Buck, claiming to love him more than his own family (mother included), talking about how jealous they were of her. I'm an avid reader, but couldn't stomach this enough to even finish it. TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY!
Good to here Blanche tell her story.