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The Family Story of Bonnie and Clyde

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Perhaps the most infamous couple in the history of the United States, Bonnie and Clyde have become a part of American folklore, yet their true story--their family story--has remained elusive . . . until now.

Marie Barrow Scoma, Clyde Barrow's youngest sister, felt that no book, film, article, or video told the Barrow Gang story completely or accurately. Collaborating with Philip Steele to tell the true tale, she offered not only her personal insight and opinions, but also ...

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Overview

Perhaps the most infamous couple in the history of the United States, Bonnie and Clyde have become a part of American folklore, yet their true story--their family story--has remained elusive . . . until now.

Marie Barrow Scoma, Clyde Barrow's youngest sister, felt that no book, film, article, or video told the Barrow Gang story completely or accurately. Collaborating with Philip Steele to tell the true tale, she offered not only her personal insight and opinions, but also previously unpublished photographs and her mother's diary, which had never before been seen by anyone outside of the Barrow family.

The result is a revelatory reminiscence that sheds dramatic new light on Bonnie and Clyde's exploits.

Western writer Phillip W. Steele, past board member of the Arkansas History Commission, serves as president of the National Outlaw and Lawman History Association. A member of the Western Writers of America, he also is president and founder of the James Younger Gang. Steele's other books include Starr Tracks: Belle and Pearl Starr, The Last Cherokee Warriors, Civil War in the Ozarks, Ozark Tales and Superstitions, The Many Faces of Jesse James, Jesse and Frank James: The Family History, and Outlaws and Gunfighters of the Old West. All are published by Pelican.

As Marie Barrow Scoma neared the completion of this project, she died unexpectedly, at the age of 81. The Family Story of Bonnie and Clyde stands as her testament to separate fact from fiction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565547568
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 977,906
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Western writer Phillip W. Steele serves as president of the National Outlaw and Lawman History Association and is a member of the Western Writers of America. Steele's other books include The Many Faces of Jesse James, Jesse and Frank James: The Family History, and Outlaws and Gunfighters of the Old West. All are published by Pelican.

As she neared the completion of this project, Marie Barrow Scoma died unexpectedly, at the age of 81. The Family Story of Bonnie and Clyde stands as her testament to separate fact from fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2005

    Terribly Written

    wanted to like this book. It was written by family of Clyde, so I thought that it might have some interesting insight into the minds of the two notorious criminals. But the book skipped from event to event without going deeper into the whys AT ALL. I did not enjoy this book one tiny little bit. I thought the writing was stilted. I thought the story lacked emotion and didn't get us involved with the characters at all. There are MUCH better books on the subject out there!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2003

    Bonnie and clyde; Truth told by a Barrow member

    This book is superbly written and photo released info of the barrow gang is uncanny. I was always hoping there would be a FACTional book published about the gang. Phillip Steel and Mrs. Barrow made an awesome team in giving us the REAL TRUTH about Bonnie/Clyde/Buck and the rest of the gang. Thankyou Phillip Steele for giving this reader and shamelessly facinated fan of Bonnie and Clyde, a chance to see who they really were.

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