Go Down Together

Go Down Together

The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde

Book - 2009
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An account of the exploits of Bonnie and Clyde explores the ways in which they captured the imaginations of people during and after their time, reveals the role of youth and luck in their two-year crime spree, and recounts the events that led to their deaths.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416557067
Characteristics: viii, 467 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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Aug 19, 2019

A good and thorough summary of the life and times of Bonnie and Clyde, or as the author takes pains to clarify, Clyde and Bonnie as they were known by everyone until the 1967 movie. What's good about this book is the author gathered his information from all the relevant historians, experts and source material that was available by the mid-2000s when this was written. And at that time, there were still a few living survivors from that time period who the author was able to interview for additional insight. You get the sense that this is as accurate a story as will ever be told about this somewhat mysterious couple whose exploits nearly a hundred years later are the stuff of American legend.

Feb 02, 2019

Really good story.

Dec 27, 2018

The real story of Bonnie & Clyde - not the Hollywood version. Interesting story and a great sense of that particular time in history.

Jul 13, 2018

Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde by Jeff Guinn is a fascinating read of this famous duo who caught the attention of the law and the imagination of the public in the early 1930’s. Although their life was nothing like the glamour that was portrayed in the excellent 1967 movie, this book paints a realistic picture of these two outlaw lovers.

The book is everything one wants in a non-fiction read - engrossing, beautifully written, highly readable and informative. The author manages to cut through much of the mystery that surrounds these two, yet still delivers a haunting, eye-opening story that is a great read for historians and crime buffs alike.

Sep 13, 2016

Every few years, J. Guinn becomes an "expert" on some topic...what's next? Will he be a JFK expert...pls...

Sep 13, 2016

I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Very well written, reads like a novel with the added bonus that it's a true story. I highly recommend it.

Feb 18, 2014

I am sadly almost done the book, it has been such a great read. I read about a side to them I never heard before which changed my whole view of Bonnie and Clyde.
I highly recommend this book to those who want to know what they were really like and not the way they have always been portrayed. This is a favorite for me for sure.

Jan 03, 2014

A very readable account of the true events pertaining to Bonnie and Clyde. Not a romanticized version but just the facts... also a bonus, a very easy and enjoyable read.

Sep 10, 2009

By far the best book yet on this duo, Jeff Guinn really goes the limit with his research. Not only does he consult first hand accounts including family members, he gives a rare look at the time period to ensure the reader an understanding of the motive behind the crimes. While we may only have a mythological view, thanks to bad movies, of Clyde and Bonnie, this book will dispel the shadows with a straight forward and non judgemental account. In fact I would consider this the authority about their demise. It also includes the history of the family and friends that were left behind, some doing jail time (Clyde and Bonnie's mothers for instance) for harbouring criminals!


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