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Pretty Boy Floyd

a novel

by Larry McMurtry

  • 34 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Floyd, Pretty Boy, 1904-1934 -- Fiction,
  • Criminals -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLarry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
    ContributionsOssana, Diana.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3563.A319 P74 1994
    The Physical Object
    Pagination444 p. ;
    Number of Pages444
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1094415M
    ISBN 100671891650
    LC Control Number94018863


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Jun 26,  · Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Larry McMurtry and his writing partner, Diana Ossana, Pretty Boy Floyd traces the wild career of this legendary American folk hero, a young man so charming that it's hard not to like him, even as he's robbing you at gunpoint/5(32).

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The authors did a very good job of character development and bringing to life the culture of the time/5. Apr 28,  · This is a thorough look at Charles "Choc", aka "Pretty Boy", Floyd--a promising young man who let a harsh life push him to take what seemed an easier road.

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Carl Janaway - Smartest Bandit of the Cookson Hills: Last surviving bank robber of the 's, builder of getaway cars for "Pretty Boy" Floyd & Nursemaid to Al Capone in Alcatraz Prison. This book was long on corn pone and hero worship, but short on what really turned Oklahoma farm boy Charles Arthur Floyd into the Pretty Boy Floyd book "Pretty Boy" Floyd.

There was way too much unneeded prose about what life was like in the 20s and 30s, and less on what really motivated Floyd to do what he did/5. Robin Hood of the Cookson Hills. Pretty Boy Floyd book can see the whole story of Pretty Boy Floyd by visiting our pages about his life and death.

Here you will find some of the myths and legends that abound about this 's gangster from Oklahoma who became "public enemy # 1". Feb 22,  · Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd was known for his constant run-ins with police and violent bank robberies. Floyd was arrested for a payroll robbery in the Born: Feb 03, software-comparativo.com: pretty boy floyd book.

Pretty Boy Floyd: The Notorious Life and Death of the Depression Era Outlaw. by Charles River Editors | Feb 26, Paperback $ $ 9. Get it as soon as Mon, Sep FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. More Buying. Jan 30,  · Pretty Boy Floyd, American gunman whose violent bank robberies and run-ins with police made newspaper headlines.

In Floyd moved with his family to Oklahoma, eventually settling in Akins. Originally a farmer, he was drawn into crime by. Dec 31,  · Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Larry McMurtry and his writing partner, Diana Ossana, Pretty Boy Floyd traces the wild career of this legendary American folk hero, a young man so charming that it's hard not to like him, even as he's robbing you at gunpoint.4/5(2).

Pretty Boy: The Life and Times of Charles Arthur Floyd User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Floyd, alias "Pretty Boy,'' a name familiar to all Americans, was one of the notorious gangsters who roamed the United States in the s and s, committing bank robberies and being romanticized.

Charles Arthur Floyd, better known as Pretty Boy Floyd (), was one of the last of the so-called Robin Hood outlaws in the tradition of Jesse James, Billy the Kid, and John Dillinger. He engaged in numerous bank-robbing exploits across the Midwest until federal agents and local police shot him down near East Liverpool, Ohio, on October 22, a feat which helped build the image of 5/5(1).

Pretty Boy Floyd: a novel User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. McMurtry (The Evening Star, LJ 6/1/92) and screenwriter Ossana initially wrote a screenplay based on the life of Pretty Boy Floyd and then decided to expand the story into a novel.4/5(1).

Jimmy Mataya is an American professional pool player, nicknamed "Pretty Boy Floyd". InJimmy Mataya, 31, wed Ewa Svensson, 17, of Sweden (who was later inducted into Billiard Congress of America's Hall of Fame as Ewa Mataya Laurance in ), forming pool's first "power couple".

Their daughter Nikki was born inbut they later divorced. Jun 01,  · Charles Arthur Floyd, better known as Pretty Boy Floyd (&#;), was one of the last of the so-called Robin Hood outlaws in the tradition of Jesse James, Billy the Kid, and John Dillinger. He engaged in numerous bank-robbing exploits Brand: Kent State University Press.

Pretty Boy Floyd is a glam metal band from Hollywood, California, formed in They are most famous for their debut album Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz and the two singles from it; "Rock and Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night on Fire)" and "I Wanna Be with You". The band broke up in but reformed inreleasing several new records Genres: Glam metal, hard rock.

Jun 01,  · The only flaw in this book is the rather shallow characterization of Floyd himself. While not quite whitewashing Pretty Boy Floyd, the author quickly glosses over any negative characteristics while expounding on Floyd's positive traits such as his generosity and good nature.

In all likelihood Floyd was a complex figure, and the book would have /5(5). Oct 22,  · Oct. 22, Bank robber “Pretty Boy” Floyd, a Robin Hood figure of the Depression era, is shot to death by FBI agents according to Jeffery S.

King’s book, The Life and Death of Pretty. Aug 19,  · According to the FBI, one of the gunmen was Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, although certain modern-day historians have claimed Floyd was not involved. What is known for sure is that Floyd and his sidekick, Adam Richetti, started driving from Springfield toward Kansas City early on the morning of June 16 along Highway Known as "Choc" Floyd or "Pretty Boy," Oklahoma's most notorious and glorified folk bandit, Charles Arthur Floyd also became one of the nation's most celebrated criminals.

He was immortalized in song by Woody Guthrie and by the fictional Joad family in John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath. This Robin Hood figure, beloved of America's. Jan 01,  · Pretty Boy Floyd, is somewhat fictionalized account of the true life of Charles Arthur "Chock" Floyd, the son of Oklahoma farmer and notorious gangster.

I listened to the audio version of this book and it was most impressed, despite having reservations about wanting to hear about gangsters.5/5(5).

Editions for Pretty Boy Floyd: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in Home My Books. Jan 01,  · Jeffrey King has produced a well-researched biography of Pretty Boy Floyd, one of the most infamous bank robbers of the s.

Although filled with documentation, this book reads like a novel. I appreciated King's historical analysis of the evidence regarding Floyd's life and death and I had a hard time putting the book software-comparativo.com by: 1. Family and friends have joked that he used it as a "how-to" book to learn how to be an outlaw.

Though he was famous as "Pretty Boy" Floyd, for reasons unknown his FBI wanted poster gave his alias as "Pretty Boy" Smith.

While in hiding as a suspect in the infamous "Kansas City Massacre", Floyd grew tired of life on the run and decided to end it. Description. Charles Arthur Floyd, better known as Pretty Boy Floyd (–), was one of the last of the so-called Robin Hood outlaws in the tradition of Jesse James, Billy the Kid, and John Dillinger.

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McMurtry’s own fiction. McMurtry and Ms. Ossana give us colorful sketches of the major players in Charley’s life.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times4/5(32). Charles Arthur Floyd, famous as Pretty Boy Floyd, was an American bank robber. Born in Georgia, he grew up in Oklahoma and turned towards crime to escape poverty.

In the beginning, he was involved in highway robberies, but he later became notorious for innumerable bank robberies. pretty boy floyd. after reading this book i found it to a good novel about the life & times of charley floyd but there were some parts left out.

i purchased the book to research some of the things my dad told me had happened during the time he knew charley floyd but they were not in the book. i have since ordered a biography of charley floyd. i would recommend the book, its good reading/5(3). Pretty Boy Floyd (original title) Crime, Drama, Thriller.

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Floyd, the nine-term sheriff of Sequoyah County, took many stories with him to his grave inbut a few that have risen to the surface include his early encounters with Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd, E.W.'s big brother, had gotten the word out around Cookson Hills to not harbor the Texas duo.

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Pulitzer Prize winner McMurtry (Streets of Laredo,etc.) forms one half of this writing team that turned a prior collaboration on a film script (for a movie that remains unmade) into a novel. With no hope for employment during the Depression, Charley Floyd leaves his family in his Oklahoma hometown and heads to St.

Louis to look for a job. Jun 06,  · Michael Wallis evokes the hard times of the era as he follows the life of Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd from his coming of age, when there were no jobs and no food, to his descent into a life of petty crime, bootlegging, murder, and prison.

Before long he was one of Brand: Norton, W. & Company, Inc. Jan 25,  · Get YouTube without the ads. "Pretty Boy" Floyd: (Jerry Skinner Documentary) Jerry Skinner.

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Jun 04,  · This is where the black film maker Spike Lee should be taking his water to quench his thirst, and let the young African Americans be aware of this knowledge, am looking forward to turning on my TV and seeing an episode of show down in boley town Oklahoma pretty boy Floyd gangsters.Contrary to the film, Pretty Boy Floyd full name Charles "Pretty Boy" Arthur Floyd was not shot in an apple orchard as suggested.

After the death of John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd subsequently became public enemy No. 1. Floyd was shot and killed three months later. The location of his death was in East Liverpool, Ohio in a software-comparativo.com by: Elliot Goldenthal.Jul 08,  · He despised his famous nickname of “Pretty Boy.” It reflected his striking, squared-jawed handsomeness, and was variously attributed to a girlfriend, a man describing him when reporting the first serious crime in which Floyd participated, and others.