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The True Story of Tom Dooley

From Western North Carolina Mystery to Folk Legend

The True Story of Tom Dooley( )
Author: E. Fletcher, John
Foreword by: Carter, Edith Marie Ferguson
Series title:True Crime Ser.
ISBN:978-1-62619-043-6
Publication Date:May 2013
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing
Imprint:History Press, The
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.99
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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...
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