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James Higdon, III.
|Description:||xxiii, 375 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||A county is born : Catholic migration, the Civil War, Prohibition and John Dillinger --
The hot air-conditioner incident, the Lebanese mayor of Lebanon and the killing of Charlie Stiles --
The dark side of Cornbread, starring Garland Russell --
"This is some absolutely dynamite pot here," the police said --
Cornbread in the tropics, the cops don't trust the DEA and Jimmy Bickett sees Johnny Boone on television --
Growers versus the drought of 1983, a rash of Raywick killings and a drug investigation gone wrong --
How the Jesuit College at St. Mary's became the first private prison in America --
Johnny Boone becomes "Mr. Grass" --
The DEA wants to know, "where did you get this lion?" --
The "Cornbread" press conference --
"Welcome to the gladiator arena" --
The US marshals versus James Higdon.
"[A] lucidly spun tale... Think Tarantino on Kentucky bluegrass, scored with Creedence and vigorously reported." -GQ "A boggling and wacky history that illuminates the shadowy area between the good