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

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In the wake of a love affair and a mysterious chain of events, Tom Dooley was convicted and hanged for the murder of Laura Foster.


At the conclusion of the Civil War, Wilkes County, North Carolina, was the site of this nationally publicized crime of passion, the nation's first. 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.

Book Details

Contributor
Edith Marie Ferguson Carter (Introduction author)
Publication Date
May 07, 2013
Publisher
Collection
Page count
176
ISBN
9781625844996
Paper ISBN
9781626190436
File size
3 MB