Lasting Memories Shared in From Bonnie and Clyde To Federal Prison

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New autobiographical account relates the life and times of two well-known outlaws, the Great Depression, and the author’s experiences in the Federal Prison

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of From Bonnie and Clyde To Federal Prison. Authored by Henry D. Welch, this book is a fascinating memoir that offers readers a glimpse into the life of Bonnie and Clyde, the Great Depression, and the author’s experiences in the Federal Prison.

Bonnie and Clyde were renowned outlaws who toured the Central United States with their gang during the Great Depression. Their unlawful exploits earned them a reputation that will forever be etched in the history of America. In From Bonnie and Clyde To Federal Prison, author Welch shares what he knows about these two illicit individuals and their story to let the readers know why some people turned to crime and why the public helped the criminals and enjoyed watching them rob banks. He also provides a vivid depiction of the events that occurred in the Texas prison system that made Clyde so mean and fight and die before being caught and sent back. He also relates about the Great Depression and living in East Texas during that time. He also tells about his experiences in the Federal prison for eleven years to show readers its many differences from that of the State prisons. There are more that this book will tell to its readers.

From Bonnie and Clyde To Federal Prison is an interesting account of memories that have something to offer to the readers. Skillfully written and delicately and delightfully tackling on relevant issues at a certain period, this is an informative and engaging read everyone will surely enjoy.

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About the Author
Henry D. Welch was born in 1931 and raised in the big thicket near the small town of Warren. This is East Texas, close to Louisiana and also close to the Huntsville prison. He graduated from The University of Texas in 1959 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. His step-father knew Clyde and saw the death car in 1944. He also heard stories about them all his life. Welch was in the Air Force from 1951 until 1955, stationed at San Antonio. He later worked in Viet Nam as a civilian crafts director from 1969 to 1970. When he returned to the U.S., he worked at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind in Talladega, Alabama, teaching deaf, blind, and multi-handicapped children. From 1979 until 1991 he also worked for the Federal Corrections Institute in Talladega. He also operated an antique shop near his home. Welch had many interesting experiences and wished to share them with the readers.

From Bonnie and Clyde To Federal Prison * by Henry D. Welch
Publication Date: March 29, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 82 pages; 978-1-4568-7480-3
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 82 pages; 978-1-4568-7481-0
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-7482-7

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