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Author: Karen Blumenthal Narrator: Gabra Zackman Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2018 ISBN: 9781538590751
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Bonnie and Clyde may be the most notorious—and celebrated—outlaw couple America has ever known. This is the true story of how they got that way.

Bonnie and Clyde—we’ve been on a first name basis with them for almost a hundred years. Immortalized in movies, songs, and pop culture references, they are remembered mostly for their storied romance and tragic deaths. But what was life really like for Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker in the early 1930s? How did two dirt-poor teens from West Texas morph from vicious outlaws to legendary couple? And why?

Award-winning author Karen Blumenthal devoted months to tracing the footsteps of Bonnie and Clyde, unearthing new information and debunking many persistent myths. The result is an impeccably researched, breathtaking nonfiction tale of love, car chases, kidnappings, and murder set against the backdrop of the Great Depression.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Through vivid narrative and meticulous research, Karen Blumenthal takes readers on a wild spree, masterfully capturing the zeitgeist of Depression-era America, when dead-ends and despair could turn teenagers into killers, and killers into legends.”

    Candace Fleming, author of The Family Romanov

  • “Mean, tragic, and glamorous, Bonnie and Clyde live on in legend as depraved dreamers and notorious outlaws-in-love. Blumenthal’s account of their real-life rise and fall is a vivid tale of poverty, violence, and celebrity in Depression-era America.”

    Deborah Noyes, author of Ten Days a Madwoman

  • “I knew the names Bonnie and Clyde, and that they were famous outlaws—but I was amazed by the twists and turns of their lives on the run. Blumenthal does a fantastic job separating myth from fact, turning romanticized legend into a hard-boiled true crime story.”

    Steve Sheinkin, author of Undefeated

  • “Exquisitely researched…An extraordinarily successful resource about a painful time in history and a complicated, infamous pair.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Painstaking, judicious, and by no means exculpatory but with hints of sympathy.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure.”

    Kirkus Reviews, on Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

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About the Author

Karen Blumenthal is a critically acclaimed children’s nonfiction writer and journalist for the Wall Street Journal. She is the author of seven nonfiction books for young readers, including Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different, Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History, and Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

About the Narrator

Gabra Zackman is an actress, author, and narrator who has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She was educated at Northwestern University. A classically trained actress, she has appeared in theaters all over the country as well as on film and television.