The Feud by Dean King
The Hatfields and McCoys

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Mr. King rarely steps back to consider the broader causes and meaning of the fighting.
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"Marvelous....THE FEUD is popular history as it ought to be written." ---Wall Street Journal

Nearly every American has heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys. The violent feud between these two families has become shorthand for fierce, unyielding, and even violent confrontation. Yet despite numerous articles, books, television shows, and feature films, until THE FEUD nobody has ever told the true story of this legendary clash in the heart of Appalachia.

Drawing upon years of original research, including the discovery of previously lost and ignored evidence and interviews with surviving relatives of both families, Dean King has crafted a rip-roaring narrative packed with brutal murders, reckless affairs, mercenaries and detectives, and the long shadows of the Civil War. The result is an unvarnished and vastly entertaining work of history.


About Dean King

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Dean King is the author of the national bestseller Skeletons on the Zahara. He has written for many publications, including Men's Journal, Esquire, Garden & Gun, Granta, Outside, New York Magazine, and the New York Times. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Published May 14, 2013 by Little, Brown and Company. 381 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Barton Swaim on Jun 06 2013

Mr. King rarely steps back to consider the broader causes and meaning of the fighting.

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