Download e-book for iPad: Pretty Boy: The Life and Times of Charles Arthur Floyd by Michael Wallis

By Michael Wallis

"This attractive biography precisely and vividly catches the tone of a area, 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 global of dirt Bowl the US. Michael Wallis inspires the tough instances of the period as he follows the lifetime of Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd from his coming of age, while there have been no jobs and no nutrition, to his descent right into a lifetime of petty crime, bootlegging, homicide, and criminal. earlier than lengthy he was once one of many FBI's unique "public enemies." After a chain of extraordinary financial institution robberies he used to be slain in an Ohio box in 1934 on the age of thirty. Pretty Boy is social heritage at its top, portraying, with a sweeping type, the bigger tale of the hardscrabble farmers whose lives have been so intolerably shattered by means of the Depression.

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