Clyde, the leader of the Barrow Gang, was born on October 1, 1910, into a life of poverty. Clyde was always fascinated with guns and music. It was even recorded that he carried a saxophone with him to every crime. Clyde was also known to be a very skillful driver. This ended up being an advantage in all the close calls they had with the police. His first crime was stealing turkeys from a neighbor. Once he became a teenager, he formed the Barrow Gang with his friends. This gang included Robert Fults, Raymond Hamilton, and later W.D. Jones, Joe Palmer, and Henry Methvin. The gang did small robberies for money around Dallas for living and traveling expenses. He later met Bonnie at a friend’s house in January, 1930. Bonnie was born into a wealthy family on March 24, 1909(Quinn). Bonnie dropped out of school at the age of sixteen and married a man named Roy Thornton. Thornton was later arrested for robbery and sent to jail. She later became a waitress, but was broke due to the Great Depression. When she met Clyde, they fell in love and ran off to be criminals together. They lived off of stolen ca...
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...ng this time, people today are as well by reading their stories. Bonnie and Clyde’s story has been relived through numerous books, papers, and movies. Those who are fascinated by the lives of Bonnie and Clyde should most definitely take their stories as a precautionary tale of how horrific things can end when you choose a criminal life.
Gilmore, John. On the Run with Bonnie & Clyde. 2013. Print.
Phillips, John. My Life with Bonnie and Clyde. 2005. Print.
Quinn, Jeff. “The Spectacularly Incompetent Bonnie and Clyde”. D Magazine. April. 2009:1-6. Print.
Rosa, Paul. “The story of Bonnie and Clyde”. History 1900s. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.
Rosenberg, Jennifer. “Bonnie and Clyde”. History Buff. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.
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