Texas Depression-era Desperadoes

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The lives of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow started in Texas, but their stories have become legend across the country. They, along with a band of other ne'er-do-wells from other Texas towns, grew to national infamy during the Great Depression. West Dallas's Ralph Fults smuggled hacksaw blades into jail to break out Raymond Hamilton. In Galveston, the Downtown Gang, Beach Gang, Maceo brothers and others hustled and smuggled liquor for their speakeasy casinos. In 1940, bank robber and Texas Public Enemy Number One Red Goleman led authorities on a wild chase through Texas's Big Thicket. But behind the headlines lived real people and a Texas legacy. Author Bartee Haile weaves the stories of the well-known Barrow Gang, along with other notorious criminals of the day, together with their Texas roots..
ISBN: 9781626192270
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Series: True Crime
Images: 41
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A fourth or fifth-generation Texan (he can't really say for sure), Bartee Haile lives near Houston with his wife Gerri. He began writing This Week in Texas History in 1983 for small-town and suburban newspapers across Texas.
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