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The True Story of Tom Dooley : From Western North Carolina Mystery to Folk Legend
by John E. Fletcher Phd and Edith Marie Ferguson Carter


Overview - At the conclusion of the Civil War, Wilkes County, North Carolina, was the site of the nation's first nationally publicized crime of passion. In the wake of a tumultuous love affair and a mysterious chain of events, Tom Dooley was tried, convicted and hanged for the murder of Laura Foster.  Read more...

 
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Overview
At the conclusion of the Civil War, Wilkes County, North Carolina, was the site of the nation's first nationally publicized crime of passion. In the wake of a tumultuous love affair and a mysterious chain of events, Tom Dooley was tried, convicted and hanged for the murder of Laura Foster. This notorious crime became an inspiration for musicians, writers and storytellers ever since, creating a mystery of mythic proportions. Through newspaper articles, trial documents and public records, Dr. John E. Fletcher brings this dramatic case to life, providing the long-awaited factual account of the legendary murder. Join the investigation into one of the country's most enduring thrillers.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781626190436
  • ISBN-10: 1626190437
  • Publisher: History Press (SC)
  • Publish Date: May 2013
  • Page Count: 176
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


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Books > True Crime > Murder - General
Books > History > United States - State & Local - South

 
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