Go Down Together
The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde
By Jeff Guinn
(Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781416557074, 480pp.)
Publication Date: March 9, 2010
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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. 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.
This is the real story of Bonnie and Clyde and their troubled times, delivered with cinematic sweep by a masterful storyteller.
Jeff Guinn is the bestselling author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Last Gunfight and Go Down Together, which was a finalist for an Edgar Award in 2010. Formerly an award-winning investigative journalist and now a frequent guest on national radio and TV programs, he lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
“Engaging. . . reads like a road story—two kids from the Dallas slums in a fast car, headed to nowhere good.” 9 781416 557074 —The New Yorker
“A fine work of history. . . . Easily readable and includes much of the last
two decades’ new scholarship. . . . Especially good at . . . placing Bonnie
and Clyde in context.” —Bryan Burrough,
The New York Times Book Review
“A rollicking read, an astonishing story of perseverance in the face of hopelessness,
and a perverse tale of two lovers whom only death could part.”
—Mark Dunkelman, The Providence Journal
“Guinn cuts through the sex and gunsmoke surrounding the gangster
love story of Bonnie and Clyde. . . . A welcome corrective.”
—J. Lynn Lunsford, The Wall Street Journal
“Guinn has deftly restored the humanity of America’s best known
crime couple, stripping away the Hollywood glamour and hype with
the unvarnished but equally compelling truth.”
—Kathleen Krog, The Miami Herald