The True Story of Tom Dooley: From Western North Carolina Mystery to Folk Legend by John E. Fletcher PhDThe True Story of Tom Dooley: From Western North Carolina Mystery to Folk Legend by John E. Fletcher PhD

The True Story of Tom Dooley: From Western North Carolina Mystery to Folk Legend

byJohn E. Fletcher PhDForeword byEdith Marie Ferguson Carter

Paperback | May 7, 2013

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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.
Title:The True Story of Tom Dooley: From Western North Carolina Mystery to Folk LegendFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.31 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626190437

ISBN - 13:9781626190436

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The True Story of Tom Dooley This historical account was very insightful. I could not put it down. A crime of passion and mystery as to who actually committed the murder was well written.
Date published: 2014-10-02