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Touched by fire : one man's road from Phenix City to Dallas, 1954-1963

Author: Frank Griffin; John Patterson; Peter Latrobe Heyrman
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Bear Press, 2008.
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"In 1954 Johnnie Frank Griffin witnessed the violent death of Attorney General-elect Albert Patterson, of Alabama. Six months later he told a grand jury what he knew. The next day he was stabbed. Though his wounds seemed slight, that night he died in a hospital built from the profits of crime. Nine years later, just minutes after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Johnnie Frank's son, Frank Griffin, saw Lee  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Griffin; John Patterson; Peter Latrobe Heyrman
ISBN: 9781257822898 1257822896 9780615254500 0615254500
OCLC Number: 285270585
Description: 189 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: by Frank Griffin with Peter Heyrman; foreword by John Patterson.

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"In 1954 Johnnie Frank Griffin witnessed the violent death of Attorney General-elect Albert Patterson, of Alabama. Six months later he told a grand jury what he knew. The next day he was stabbed. Though his wounds seemed slight, that night he died in a hospital built from the profits of crime. Nine years later, just minutes after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Johnnie Frank's son, Frank Griffin, saw Lee Harvey Oswald fleeing the scene of the murder of a Dallas police officer. Between these two events Frank Griffin had come of age in one of the strangest decades in American history. His story touches that of one of the era's best known governors, John Patterson of Alabama. It intersects with mob bosses and CIA operations. There's even room for country music and barroom brawls. This story shows how Frank Griffin's life was truly Touched By Fire."--Back Cover.

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hed by Fire

 

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Touched by Fire

by frankling755 (WorldCat user published 2009-10-25) Excellent Permalink

I think it's remarkable that a son and,farther both wittnessed two major political assinations,and they never met in their lives. The farther wittnessed the murder of newly elected Attorney General Albert Love Patterson of Alabama,and paid a price with his life,after testifing to a grand jury what...
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