Legends have a way of being surrounded with stories and facts that embellish the reality of what was. The early 20th century was full of such people and stories that are legends to us now. One of the most well know is the legend of Bonnie and Clyde. The famous lovers who robbed and shot their way through the south in the 1930’s and 40’s. In his book “Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde”, Jeff Guinn takes the reader on a wild ride with the duo and their accomplices. If you are interested in such a topic, this is the book to start with. At 481 pages it may seem a little thick, but once you jump into it, you will get to the end wanting more. Guinn does a great job dispelling untrue facts and introducing us to the real Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. From their early days living in the slums of West Dallas, to Clydes prison experiences where he killed his first man, to the gruesome death the two endured after being snitched on by a man they trusted; this book will bring you to the era of the depression that inspired many famous bank robbers and felons. You will also meet many other characters along the way that will most likely spur you into other reading interests, like it did me. Understanding the history of a person can teach you a lot about why they live their lives in such a way as these two lovebirds did. Clyde was a man who longed for power and recognition, and Bonnie was a woman who wanted to live her life to the fullest. The book is full of drama, adventure, loss and love. It is well worth the investment.
You can purchase it by following this link: Amazon: Go Down Together