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Pretty Boy

The Life And Times Of Charles Arthur Floyd

By Michael Wallis, 1954-

"This engaging biography exactly and vividly catches the tone of a region, a time, and a man."—Larry McMurtry

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. 62 black-and-white illustrations

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Book

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Publish Date

1992

ISBN

031207249X


Format: Book
Author: Wallis, Michael, 1954-
Title: Pretty boy : the life and times of Charles Arthur Floyd / Michael Wallis.
Publisher Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1992.
Subject: Floyd, Pretty Boy, 1904-1934 Criminals -- United States -- Biography
Isbn: 031207249X 0312070713
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: B Floyd
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Bib Id: 74822

Format: Book
Author: Wallis, Michael, 1954-
Title: Pretty boy : the life and times of Charles Arthur Floyd / Michael Wallis.
Publisher, Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1992.
Description: xi, 375 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Floyd, Pretty Boy, 1904-1934
Subjects: Criminals -- United States -- Biography
LCCN: 91036513
ISBN: 031207249X
ISBN: 0312070713
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: B Floyd