Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Blood Feud, by Nancy Alther

Blood Feud, by Nancy Alther

304 pages

"America’s most notorious family feud began in 1865 with the murder of a Harmon McCoy, a Union soldier, by a Confederate Hatfield relative. But Southern grudges run long and deep. More than a decade later tempers flared over stolen hogs. This accusation triggered years of bloody violence and retribution that led to a tragic Romeo-and-Juliet interlude, a Supreme Court ruling, and Kentucky’s last public hanging. The final feud trial took place in 1898, but the rivalry didn’t end there."

It was kind of hard to keep track of everyone and everything that was going on, but it was a really interesting book.

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