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

By Michael Wallis

"This enticing biography precisely and vividly catches the tone of a sector, a time, and a man."—Larry McMurtry

From the best-selling writer of Billy the Kid and Route 66, a true-life tale of a infamous outlaw that magnificently re-creates the vanished, impoverished international of airborne dirt and dust Bowl the USA. Michael Wallis inspires the demanding occasions of the period as he follows the lifetime of Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd from his coming of age, whilst there have been no jobs and no meals, to his descent right into a lifetime of petty crime, bootlegging, homicide, and legal. ahead of lengthy he used to be one of many FBI's unique "public enemies." After a chain of impressive financial institution robberies he used to be slain in an Ohio box in 1934 on the age of thirty. Pretty Boy is social historical past at its top, portraying, with a sweeping kind, the bigger tale of the hardscrabble farmers whose lives have been so intolerably shattered by means of the Depression.

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