Love & Murder

Love & Murder

by David Kennedy
Publication Date: 16/06/2017

When it comes to America's most famous and notorious criminals, no legend has been larger than real life than that of the robber duo Bonnie and Clyde.

The murderous lovers found each other in the slums of Depression-era Dallas and embarked on a wild crime and killing spree - so why is it their love that sustains their legend?

Over a two-year period from 1932-34, during the height of the Great Depression in America, Bonnie & Clyde evolved from petty thieves to nationally known bank robbers and murderers.

Their robbery of banks and store owners, in a rural America ravaged by farm foreclosures and bankruptcies, led to their exploits and relationship being romanticized by the press and even some modern day book authors. In an effort to make money off the story of the duo; portray them as a latter-day Romeo and Juliet against a background of bank robbing and spectacular getaways.

In reality, at the time of their death, their gang was believed to be responsible for at least 13 murders, including two policemen, several robberies and burglaries and assorted kidnappings.

Over the years the stories of Bonnie and Clyde had become more fairytales than facts. We are going to sort the facts from fiction and tell the true story of Bonnie and Clyde.

Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
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Dimondback Publishers Int

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