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Bonnie and Clyde and Marie: A Sister's Perspective on the Notorious Barrow Gang (Hardback)
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Bonnie and Clyde and Marie: A Sister's Perspective on the Notorious Barrow Gang (Hardback)

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Hardback 300 Pages / Published: 30/10/2014
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I had known Marie since autumn, 1993, after both of us had worked on a documentary titled Remembering Bonnie and Clyde. She brought in the "death shirt" and other items to be photographed for this program. I watched her being interviewed and was impressed by the story she had to tell. A few days afterward, I sent Marie a small thank-you card with a note telling her how much I enjoyed meeting her and that if I could ever be of assistance, she should call. I didn't expect a response, but shortly thereafter, Marie called and asked to meet with me, and thus began one of the richest and most interesting times of my life. --Jonathan Davis""It's probably too late to change the overall perception that the American public has of my brothers Clyde and Buck, as well as Clyde's sweetheart Bonnie Parker and Buck's wife Blanche Caldwell Barrow. The public's perspective on my family members and friends has been reinforced by over 60 years of caricature and exaggeration through the output of the publishing houses and the Hollywood studios. It began during the days of the old newsreels in the movie houses and has continued unchanged up through today's modern cable television networks and satellite communications. No matter which medium carries the message, the message itself is typically 100% pure baloney.The proper place to begin to tell the story of my brothers, Clyde and Buck, is with our parents, since my father and my mother played such a big part in all of our lives. Henry B. Barrow, my father, was born in Pensacola, Florida, on January 10, 1873 . . . Back in those days, mandatory school attendance was taken pretty lightly. In fact, my father only went to school one-half-day in his life. The day he attempted to go, he was brought back home in a buggy after getting sick at school. Early in his life, he was afflicted with chills and this condition stayed with him throughout his childhood years. I've always felt that my father was a victim of a malaria attack back in his Florida days, to which he developed a severe reaction. He was extremely sickly as a child in Florida, and this condition carried over to his early adolescent years in Texas. However, he was able to assist on his father's farm as his health improved in his later teen years. Apparently getting away from the mosquito-infested Pensacola region of the 1880's eventually improved my father's health."" --Marie Barrow Scoma

Publisher: Stephen F. Austin State University Press
ISBN: 9781936205127
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm


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"The one big difference between my mother's upbringing and that of my father's was in the area of strictness. My father's early interest in and involvement with horse racing would not have been tolerated in the Walker family. While my grandfather Jim Barrow influenced and encouraged my father towards the Baptist church, the inducements towards Sunday School and church attendance in the Walker family would've been much more direct and emphatic. My mother was baptized early in her life, and the Baptist church in Nacogdoches played a very big part in her early years. Cumie's life in terms of social activities was also quite strict. Make-up women was not permitted, being considered an outward manifestation of inward worldliness. Her dating life was also taken quite seriously by her family. Henry Barrow was one of the earliest beaus in Cumie's dating experiences.

So much has already been written about our growing-up years that to cover the subject again might seem repetitive. But just about everything that has been written has been untrue or exaggerated. I, as the remaining member of the Barrow family, feel it necessary to try to correct the misinformation concerning both my parents and my siblings. For example, one published account stated that my father was short and fat, which was totally untrue. My father was a rather tall individual, and he certainly wasn't anything remotely resembling corpulent. Henry B. Barrow was a dignified, hard-working individual who held the respect and regard of everyone who knew him. I mentioned that my father was rather tall. My mother was of medium height, and all of the Barrow children identified with one or the other. Jack, L.C., and Nell were rather tall, while Artie, Buck, Clyde, and myself were of more medium stature.


Some writings have said that my mother had children on an annual basis. If that were true, I would've had two dozen siblings, instead of only six. Jack was born in 1894, and I was born 24 years later. In fact, I'd like to point out that ours wasn't really that big of a farming family by turn-of-the-century standards. Many farm families of the period had ten, twelve, or even fourteen children. If anything, the family of Henry and Cumie Barrow had less than the average number of farm children." --Marie Barrow


"The one big difference between my mother's upbringing and that of my father's was in the area of strictness. My father's early interest in and involvement with horse racing would not have been tolerated in the Walker family. While my grandfather Jim Barrow influenced and encouraged my father towards the Baptist church, the inducements towards Sunday School and church attendance in the Walker family would've been much more direct and emphatic. My mother was baptized early in her life, and the Baptist church in Nacogdoches played a very big part in her early years. Cumie's life in terms of social activities was also quite strict. Make-up women was not permitted, being considered an outward manifestation of inward worldliness. Her dating life was also taken quite seriously by her family. Henry Barrow was one of the earliest beaus in Cumie's dating experiences.

So much has already been written about our growing-up years that to cover the subject again might seem repetitive. But just about everything that has been written has been untrue or exaggerated. I, as the remaining member of the Barrow family, feel it necessary to try to correct the misinformation concerning both my parents and my siblings. For example, one published account stated that my father was short and fat, which was totally untrue. My father was a rather tall individual, and he certainly wasn't anything remotely resembling corpulent. Henry B. Barrow was a dignified, hard-working individual who held the respect and regard of everyone who knew him. I mentioned that my father was rather tall. My mother was of medium height, and all of the Barrow children identified with one or the other. Jack, L.C., and Nell were rather tall, while Artie, Buck, Clyde, and myself were of more medium stature.


Some writings have said that my mother had children on an annual basis. If that were true, I would've had two dozen siblings, instead of only six. Jack was born in 1894, and I was born 24 years later. In fact, I'd like to point out that ours wasn't really that big of a farming family by turn-of-the-century standards. Many farm families of the period had ten, twelve, or even fourteen children. If anything, the family of Henry and Cumie Barrow had less than the average number of farm children." --Marie Barrow

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