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Tales from Kentucky sheriffs

Author: William Lynwood Montell
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2011.
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Following the success of his collections of stories from funeral directors, schoolteachers, doctors, and lawyers, folklorist William Lynwood Montell presents a new volume of tales from Kentucky sheriffs. Montell collected stories from all areas of the state to represent the diversity of social and economic backgrounds in the various communities the officers serve. Tales from Kentucky Sheriffs covers elections,  Read more...
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Montell, William Lynwood, 1931-
Tales from Kentucky sheriffs.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2011
(DLC) 2011019570
(OCoLC)724674501
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Lynwood Montell
ISBN: 9780813134055 0813134056 9780813140391 0813140390
OCLC Number: 739719114
Description: 1 online resource (290 pages)
Contents: Becoming sheriff --
Arrested people's behavior --
Mentally deprived people --
Law enforcement humor --
Moonshine, marijuana, and meth --
Major problems and significant accomplishments --
Mistakes --
Other sheriffs --
Dangerous or fatal events --
Colleagues --
Biographies of storytellers.
Responsibility: William Lynwood Montell.

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Following the success of his collections of stories from funeral directors, schoolteachers, doctors, and lawyers, folklorist William Lynwood Montell presents a new volume of tales from Kentucky sheriffs. Montell collected stories from all areas of the state to represent the diversity of social and economic backgrounds in the various communities the officers serve. Tales from Kentucky Sheriffs covers elections, criminal behavior, and sheriff's mistakes in a lighthearted and often humorous manner. The book includes accounts of a drunk driver who thought he was in a different state, a sheriff runn.

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"Has the markings of a linchpin study for the future researcher of Kentucky law enforcement, and of United States sheriffs in general." -- <i> <i>Journal of Folklore Research</i></i></p>

 
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