God Save the King of Tennessee : An American Life: A Portrait of Buford Pusser's Assassin
by Danny Abbott


Overview - This is an alternative historical account of the only man convicted in Buford Pusser's murder. It is the story of a period of time that although recent, seems distant in our memory. In many ways, it is as relevant now as it was then. Leonard Stephens is a young man born into the caste system of the agrarian South who volunteers for the United States Army almost as soon as Pearl Harbor is bombed.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This is an alternative historical account of the only man convicted in Buford Pusser's murder. It is the story of a period of time that although recent, seems distant in our memory. In many ways, it is as relevant now as it was then. Leonard Stephens is a young man born into the caste system of the agrarian South who volunteers for the United States Army almost as soon as Pearl Harbor is bombed. His bravery and exemplary service results in quick promotion through the army's ranks and he becomes heavily decorated for his actions. For a brief time he is recognized nationally for his heroic actions. He returns home to rural West Tennessee and nothing has changed, despite what he has done for his country. His attempt at supporting his family through honest means fail and he is forced to support them another way. Law enforcement officials throughout the country commonly look the other way when local men like Leonard are in control of criminal activity. They believe it will keep kingpins that are more dangerous away from their neighborhoods. However, the legendary Sheriff Buford Pusser refuses to look away and wants to take Leonard down, but winds up on the receiving end. Leonard finds redemption under the most unlikely circumstances. This is a story of a person's powerful transformation. Although primarily a book of crime fiction, the reader will go on a journey exploring timeless topics such as the problem of evil and the events surrounding World War II. The reader will also explore timely topics such as the effects of war on soldiers along with their family.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781477582824
  • ISBN-10: 1477582827
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: July 2012
  • Page Count: 190
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.58 pounds


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