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The Ballad of Tom Dooley: A Ballad Novel

The Ballad of Tom Dooley: A Ballad Novel

Написано Sharyn McCrumb

Озвучено Shannon McManus и Eric G. Dove


The Ballad of Tom Dooley: A Ballad Novel

Написано Sharyn McCrumb

Озвучено Shannon McManus и Eric G. Dove

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Издано:
30 авг. 2011 г.
ISBN:
9781441867803
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Аудиокнига

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The Kingston Trio's folk song "Tom Dooley" tells the story of the murder of Laura Foster, a simple country girl involved with returning Confederate soldier Tom Dula. But Tom was also engaged in a passionate affair with his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful - and married - Ann Melton. One May morning in 1866, Laura Foster stole her father's horse and left home, telling a neighbor that she was eloping to Tennessee. Three months later her body was found in a shallow grave only a few hundred yards from where she was last seen.

The sensational elements in the case attracted national attention: a man and his married lover accused of murdering the other woman; the former governor of North Carolina, spearheading the defense; and a noble gesture from the condemned man on the eve of his execution, saving the woman he really loved.

With the help of Wilkes County historians and researchers, author Sharyn McCrumb visited the actual sites, studied the legal evidence, and concluded that the traditional story did not make sense. Consulting the maps, the trial transcripts, and the census records, she uncovered a missing piece of the story that will shock those who think they already know what happened.

What seemed at first to be a sordid tale of adultery and betrayal has been transformed by new discoveries into an Appalachian Wuthering Heights. The fictional retelling of the historical account became an astonishing revelation of the real motives and the real culprit in the murder of Laura Foster.
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Издано:
30 авг. 2011 г.
ISBN:
9781441867803
Формат:
Аудиокнига

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Sharyn McCrumb is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Ballad novels. She has received numerous honors for her work, including the Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Southern Literature, the AWA Book of the Year, and Notable Books in both The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. She was also named a Virginia Woman of History for Achievement in Literature. She lives and writes in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, fewer than one hundred miles from where her family settled in 1790.


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    Ballad of Tom dolley (A ballad novel) by Shayrn Mccrumb
    (Scribd audiobook)
    As a young girl, „hang down your head Tom Dooley“ was a song I learned in music class but everyone in my West Virginia family knew it by heart.
    As I grew older, my interest in history increased but not until discovering this book (and because I’m such a nerd the articles I read after it) the truth (as well as remembered) about the event that inspired the ballad.
    I’ll never sing this song the same way again, for whatever faults he had the fact that he was most likely innocent will stay with me. This story is very well written and I look forward to this authors other books.