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"The Guns of Meeting Street" reconstructs a series of murders from the early 1940s that rocked rural Edgefield County, South Carolina. Featuring a cast of unlikely antagonists - a prominent store owner, an elementary school teacher, and a law enforcement officer - the acts of revenge resulted in five murders and a trio of executions, including that of the first woman to be electrocuted in South Carolina. Dorn probes the longstanding feud between the Logues and the Timmermans to uncover this chilling plot of resentment, revenge, and murder. Dorn's careful research weaves together the oral history of family members affected by the shooting with court transcripts, prisoner confessions, and coroners' reports to produce a truly gripping account.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781570036774
ISBN-10: 1570036772
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: University of South Carolina Press
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - T. Felder Dorn

A native of Bowman, South Carolina, T. Felder Dorn is dean emeritus of Kean University in Union, New Jersey, where he was an administrator and professor of chemistry for twenty-eight years. He is the author of The Tompkins School, 1925-1953: A Community Institution.