The True Story Of Tom Dooley
From Western North Carolina Mystery To Folk LegendBook - 2013
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.
Publisher: Charleston : The History Press, 2013
Branch Call Number: NCR 364.152309
Characteristics: 176 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,23 cm
Alternative Title: Tom Dooley