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PROS AND CONS

A Look at Crime from Both Sides Now

by John Troesser

While it may seem our featured books are two sides of the same coin, the only thing they share are detailed and well-researched stories. You know some of the characters in the second book, you have no idea of the characters in the first.

 
The PROS The CONS
Texas Sheriffs Bonnie and Clyde
  
THE TEXAS SHERIFF:
Lord of the County Line

by Thad Sitton
University of Oklahoma Press 2000

A Book Review
RUNNING WITH BONNIE AND CLYDE: The 10 Fast Years of Ralph Fults
by John Neal Phillips
University of Oklahoma Press 1996

A Book Review
 

We had already recommended Mr. Sitton's Texas High Sheriffs to our readers, although it has long been out-of-print. It sold out in its first year and only a buyout of the publisher prevented its second printing. We were happy to learn of this book, Mr. Sitton's Eleventh. .....more

The title doesn't mean he spent ten years running with Bonnie and Clyde, it means that Ralph had 10 fast years. Bonnie and Clyde only lasted about 27 months start to finish. They lived fast, loved hard and died young, but the corpses they left behind were far from beautiful. .....more

 
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