My Life with Bonnie and Clyde
University of Oklahoma Press, Aug 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 325 pages
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 one—Blanche Caldwell Barrow—lived 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - montykins - LibraryThing
A fascinating description of Bonnie and Clyde by someone who was actually there with them. The only flaw is the suspicion that Blanche may have been covering up her own involvement a little bit ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wmorton38 - LibraryThing
An interesting but not all that well written memoir by the wife of Buck Barrow, Clyde's brother. It covers the period of about four months while Blanche rode with the gang before she was captured and ... Read full review
View from a Cell
Buck Makes a Pardon
Reproduction of Two Pages from the Original Manuscript
Blanches Letter to Her Father November 11 1933
Bucks Letter Home January 16 1930
The Barrow Gangs Victims