RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 285270585 LA English T1 Touched by fire : one man's road from Phenix City to Dallas, 1954-1963 A1 Griffin, Frank., Patterson, John,, Heyrman, Peter Latrobe., PB Bear Press PP Baltimore, Md. YR 2008 SN 9781257822898 1257822896 9780615254500 0615254500 AB "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.