On the lam, Bonnie wrote poetry and missed her mother. Clyde played the sax and vowed never to be taken alive.
Now, 75 years after they were gunned down by a posse on a Louisiana back road, their flesh-and-blood story is retold in a riveting new biography.
This hour, On Point: Finding the real Bonnie and Clyde.
You can join the conversation. What is it about the story of Bonnie and Clyde that we find so seductive — so gruesomely appealing? What does their story tell us about America in the Great Depression? About our fascination now?Guest:
Joining us from Tampla, Florida, is Paul Schneider, author of "Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend."
This program aired on April 1, 2009.