The feud : the Hatfields & McCoys, the true story

by King, Dean,

Format: Print Book [2013]
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* More than a century after the violence ended, the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys still evokes images of snaggletoothed rustics with a gun in one hand and a jug of moonshine whiskey in the other. The recent dramatized series on the History Channel attempted to present a more realistic view while regenerating interest in the affair. King, who served as an advisor on that series, goes much further in this well-written, superbly researched, but depressingly grim chronicle. The two families lived in relative harmony for generations astride the Tug River, which forms the current boundary between Kentucky and West Virginia. The families traded with each other and even intermarried. The roots of the conflict, according to King, are found in the political and military tensions generated by the Civil War. After the war, the tensions quickly escalated into violence, which intensified as economic factors, family loyalty, and outside interference complicated matters. King paints an unrelentingly sad portrait of families locked in a tragic struggle from which even moderating members seemed unable to withdraw. This is an outstanding reexamination of a mythic but all too real and savage story.--Freeman, Jay Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The late 19th-century feud between two families in southern Appalachia has taken on near-mythic proportions-it's spawned numerous TV shows and films, it's been immortalized in song by Waylon Jennings, and the phrase "fighting like the Hatfields and McCoys" has become common. In this fast-paced tale, journalist King (Skeletons on the Zahara) draws on previously unseen materials to recreate the fascinating and lurid tale ("squirrel meat and white lightning" are traded at least once for sex) of the star-crossed families and their colorful patriarchs, Devil Anse Hatfield, who kept bears as pets, and Randall McCoy. Antebellum relations between the clans were harmonious, but the declaration of Civil War loyalties set the scythe swinging. King points out that many factors likely contributed to the feud, among them a Hatfield killing young Harmon McCoy near the war's end, the accusation of hog theft leveled at a Hatfield by Randall, and Devil Anse's son Johnse's romance with Roseanna McCoy. Ultimately, the dispute would claim a dozen lives-the last a result of a Supreme Court decision that led to the execution of Ellison "Cotton Top" Mounts for his role in the murder of Alifair McCoy several years prior. King's entertaining chronicle sheds new light on a legendary chapter in American history. 20 b&w photos, 1 map. Agent: Jody Rein, Jody Rein Books. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Hatfield-McCoy Feud.
Vendetta -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
Vendetta -- Kentucky -- History -- 20th century.
Vendetta -- West Virginia -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher New York :[2013]
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description xiii, 430 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-418) and index.
ISBN 9780316167062
0316167061
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