GO DOWN TOGETHER: THE TRUE, UNTOLD STORY OF BONNIE AND CLYDE.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009. viii,467pp. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Photographs. Reddish paper over boards with black cloth spine, title in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing. Fine in an equally nice dust jacket. Publisher’s Weekly: “…intensely readable account, deromanticizes two of America’s most notorious outlaws without undermining the mystique of the Depression-era gunslingers.” Guinn, member of the Texas Institute of Letters and Texas Literary Hall of Fame, gives an unvarnished account of Bonnie and Clyde from their youth in an area of West Dallas known as the “Devil’s Back Porch” to their ambush death near Gibsland, Louisiana. The author’s exhaustive research unearthed new material to produce a richly detailed, full account of this enigmatic pair and, to date, is the best book on the subject. Boessenecker’s fine biography of Frank Hamer is also excellent on the killing of Bonnie and Clyde.