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Pretty Boy : The Life and Times of Charles Arthur Floyd - Michael Wallis

Pretty Boy

The Life and Times of Charles Arthur Floyd

Paperback Published: 6th June 2011
ISBN: 9780393338188
Number Of Pages: 416

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From the best-selling author of Billy the Kid and Route 66, a true-life story of a notorious outlaw that magnificently re-creates the vanished, impoverished world of Dust Bowl America.

Michael Wallis evokes the hard times of the era as he follows the life of Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd from his coming of age, when there were no jobs and no food, to his descent into a life of petty crime, bootlegging, murder, and prison. Before long he was one of the FBI's original "public enemies." After a series of spectacular bank robberies he was slain in an Ohio field in 1934 at the age of thirty. Pretty Boy is social history at its best, portraying, with a sweeping style, the larger story of the hardscrabble farmers whose lives were so intolerably shattered by the Depression.

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"Wallis brings the legendary Robin Hood of the Great Depression alive-and he proves to be a fascinating fellow." -- Tony Hillerman

The Conkle Farm Near Clarkson, Ohiop. xiii
1904-1914 Charley
Child of Aquariusp. 3
The Floydsp. 8
Georgia Rootsp. 12
Baptism by Firep. 19
Adairsville, Georgiap. 32
Sequoyah Countyp. 37
Outlaw Ghostsp. 45
King Cottonp. 55
Heroesp. 60
America's Robin Hoodp. 67
1914-1925 Choc
Moonshinep. 81
Akins, Oklahomap. 90
Over Therep. 100
Wanderlustp. 113
Bootleg Harvestp. 125
One Step Over the Linep. 140
Star Light, Star Brightp. 155
Rubyp. 172
The St. Louis Bluesp. 181
1925-1934 Pretty Boy
The Penp. 197
Tom's Townp. 213
The Walls Come Tumbling Downp. 231
Whirlwindp. 247
Dog Daysp. 267
On the Scoutp. 287
The Phantom Terrorp. 309
The Midnight Ramblerp. 333
Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?p. 358
The Summer of '33p. 384
The Massacrep. 406
Trail's Endp. 425
Epilogue: Sallisaw, Oklahomap. 454
Select Bibliography and Source Notesp. 475
Acknowledgmentsp. 485
Indexp. 493
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ISBN: 9780393338188
ISBN-10: 0393338185
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 6th June 2011
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1