Pretty Boy Floyd by Larry McMurtryThe time is 1925. The place, St. Louis, Missouri. Charley Floyd, a good-looking, sweet-smiling country boy from Oklahoma, is about to rob his first armored car.
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 its hard not to like him, even as hes robbing you at gunpoint. From the bank heists and shootings that make him Public Enemy Number One to the women who love him, from the glamour-hungry nation that worships him to the G-men who track Charley down, Pretty Boy Floyd is both a richly comic masterpiece and an American tragedy about the price of fame and the corruption of innocence.
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He operated in the West and West South Central states, and his criminal exploits gained widespread press coverage in the s. Historians have speculated as to which officers were at the event, local or FBI; accounts document that local officers Robert "Pete" Pyle and George Curran were present at his fatal shooting and also at his embalming.
Gangster Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd: Modern Day Robin Hood or Notorious Killer?
In Floyd moved with his family to Oklahoma , eventually settling in Akins. Originally a farmer, he was drawn into crime by poverty. After serving a term in prison —29 for a payroll robbery , Floyd mixed with gangsters in Kansas City , Missouri , and adopted the machine gun as his professional trademark. He teamed up with others to rob banks in Ohio where he was captured in but subsequently escaped , Michigan, and Kentucky. Though Floyd denied involvement in the incident, authorities intensified efforts to capture him, and the following year he was gunned down by FBI agents who were pursuing him in an Ohio field. There has been some speculation that Floyd was initially just wounded and that it was only after refusing to answer questions that he was fatally shot by a federal agent. Pretty Boy Floyd.
Charley Arthur Floyd (February 3, – October 22, ), nicknamed Pretty Boy Floyd, was .. Pretty Boy Floyd (American band) a glam metal band most famous for their debut album Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz · Pretty Boy Floyd.
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Eric Standridge is a freelance writer with an interest in history. His main focus is writing about Oklahoma. The Roaring Twenties was a time of great celebration and independence, but in Oklahoma, it was also a time of bootleggers, outlaws, and gangsters. For nearly fifteen years, Pretty Boy Floyd was the bane of lawmen and a hero to the common man. Dubbed as the Robin Hood of Cookson Hills after the Great Depression, Floyd began to rob banks in order to help people instead of robbing banks for personal pleasure. He was the fourth child of eight, and quickly learned the value of hard work and family.