Описание: Forget everything you think you know about Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Previous books and films, including the brilliant 1967 movie starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, have emphasized the supposed glamour of America's most notorious criminal couple, thus contributing to ongoing mythology. The real story is completely different -- and far more fascinating.
In "Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde," bestselling author Jeff Guinn combines exhaustive research with surprising, newly discovered material to tell the real tale of two kids from a filthy Dallas slum who fell in love and then willingly traded their lives for a brief interlude of excitement and, more important, fame. Their timing could not have been better -- the Barrow Gang pulled its first heist in 1932 when most Americans, reeling from the Great Depression, were desperate for escapist entertainment. Thanks to newsreels, true crime magazines, and new-fangled wire services that transmitted scandalous photos of Bonnie smoking a cigar to every newspaper in the nation, the Barrow Gang members almost instantly became household names on a par with Charles Lindbergh, Jack Dempsey, and Babe Ruth. In the minds of the public, they were cool, calculating bandits who robbed banks and killed cops with equal impunity.
Nothing could have been further from the truth. Clyde and Bonnie were perhaps the most inept crooks ever, and their two-year crime spree was as much a reign of error as it was of terror. Lacking the sophistication to plot robberies of big-city banks, the Barrow Gang preyed mostly on small mom-and-pop groceries and service stations. Even at that, they often came up empty-handed and were reduced to breaking into gum machines for meal money. Both were crippled, Clyde from cutting off two of his toes while in prison and Bonnie from a terrible car crash caused by Clyde's reckless driving. Constantly on the run from the law, they lived like animals, camping out in their latest stolen car, bathing in creeks, and dining on cans of cold beans and Vienna sausages. Yet theirs was a genuine love story. Their devotion to each other was as real as their overblown reputation as criminal masterminds was not.
"Go Down Together" has it all -- true romance, rebellion against authority, bullets flying, cars crashing, and, in the end, a dramatic death at the hands of a celebrity lawman hired to hunt them down. Thanks in great part to surviving Barrow and Parker family members and collectors of criminal memorabilia who provided Jeff Guinn with access to never-before-published material, we finally have the real story of Bonnie and Clyde and their troubled times, delivered with cinematic sweep and unprecedented insight by a masterful storyteller.
Автор: Guinn, Jeff Название: Our Land Before We Die - PB ISBN: 1585423904 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781585423903 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1087 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Guinn, Jeff Название: Great Santa Search, The ISBN: 1585425133 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781585425136 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1215 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Guinn, Jeff Название: Great Santa Search, The (pb reprint) ISBN: 1585425990 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781585425990 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 894 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This follow-up to Jeff Guinn's bestselling holiday favorites The Autobiography of Santa Claus and How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas takes readers on a sleigh ride through the history of Christmas in America that lands smack-dab in 2006, as a new reality TV show threatens to destroy the true spirit of Christmas. This third installment in Jeff Guinn's bestselling Christmas Chronicles series finds Santa facing perhaps the biggest challenge of his career. As Santa himself relates in this delightful holiday read, the trouble began in 1841, when a Philadelphia merchant named J.W. Parkinson hired a neighbor to dress as Kris Kringle in order to lure shoppers into his dry-goods store. Much to Santa's chagrin, it's been pretty much downhill since. It seems everybody wants a piece of Christmas, and through the years, it has gotten worse--to the point that not a Christmas can go by without phony Santas posing on street corners across the country. But when, in 2006, it's announced that a new reality TV show called The Great Santa Search will feature a competition to find the "real" St. Nicholas, Santa knows it's time to step in With all the rich historical detail and glorious Christmas cheer that made The Autobiography of Santa Claus and How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas treasured family favorites, The Great Santa Search is destined to become yet another Christmas classic from Jeff Guinn.
Автор: Guinn, Jeff Название: Santa`s North Pole Cookbook (HC) ISBN: 1585425893 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781585425891 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1279 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Guinn, Jeff Название: Christmas Chronicles, The - HC ISBN: 1585426695 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781585426690 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1279 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 752 pages of historical fact, legend, adventure, and good ol' Christmas fun Jeff Guinn's Christmas Chronicles have enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers, young and old. Now readers can enjoy all three novels in one elegant paperback volume. A superb holiday gift for anyone on your list, this book includes: -The Autobiography of Santa Claus In this enchanting holiday classic, St. Nicholas himself takes readers through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic. For anyone who has ever wondered...you're right to believe in him -How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas In this delightful tale, the first lady of Christmas herself relates the story of how she and a very brave group of people once saved a treasured holiday from being lost forever. -The Great Santa Search Santa takes readers on a sleigh ride through the history of Christmas in America that lands smack-dab in 2006, as a reality television show threatens to destroy the true spirit of Christmas. A joy for families to read together during the holidays, the Christmas Chronicles are the prefect way to bring Santa's special magic into your Yuletide festivities.
Автор: Guinn, Jeff Название: Autobiography of Santa Claus, The ISBN: 1585422657 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781585422654 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1215 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Guinn, Jeff Название: Road To Jonestown ISBN: 1476763828 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781476763828 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Рейтинг: Цена: 1940 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A comprehensive, authoritatve story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the largest murder-suicide in American history.
Описание: New York Times-bestselling author of The Last Gunfight Jeff Guinn once again brings the Old West to life in the grand follow-up to Glorious. After barely escaping nemesis Killer Boots in the tiny Arizona Territory town of Glorious, Cash McLendon is in desperate need of a safe haven somewhere--anywhere--on the frontier. Fleeing to Dodge City, he falls in with an intrepid band of buffalo hunters determined to head south to forbidden Indian Territory in the Texas Panhandle. In the company of such colorful Western legends as Bat Masterson and Billy Dixon, Cash helps establish a hunting camp known as Adobe Walls. When a massive migration of buffalo arrives, Cash, newly hopeful that he may yet patch things up with Gabrielle Tirrito back in Arizona, thinks his luck has finally changed. But no good can come of entering the prohibited lands they've crossed into. Little do Cash and his fellows know that their camp is targeted by a new coalition of the finest warriors among the Comanche, Cheyenne, and Kiowa. Led by fierce Comanche war chief Quanah and eerie tribal mystic Isatai, an enormous force of two thousand is about to descend on the camp and will mark one of the fiercest, bloodiest battles in frontier history. Cash McLendon is in another fight for his life--and this time running is not an option.
Автор: Guinn Jeff Название: Glorious ISBN: 0425275426 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780425275429 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1026 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A sweeping novel of the Old West from the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Gunfight... Cash McLendon has always had an instinct for self-preservation, honed by an impoverished childhood with an alcoholic father on the streets of St. Louis. He eventually builds himself up to become the son-in-law and heir apparent to industrial mogul Rupert Douglass. But when tragedy strikes and his life falls apart, his instinct for survival kicks in and he flees St. Louis before Douglass and his enforcer can track him down. With nothing to lose, McLendon decides to search out an old flame. He's heard through the grapevine that Gabrielle and her father moved their dry goods store out west, to a speck-on-the-map mining town named Glorious, in Arizona Territory. There, as he tries to win her back, he discovers a new life and community. But he can't outrun his past forever...
Автор: Guinn Jeff Название: Glorious: A Novel of the American West ISBN: 039916541X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780399165412 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1728 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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