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Tales from Kentucky Sheriffs (Reprint) (Paperback) (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 running a sting operation with the U.S. Marshals, and a woman reporting a tomato thief in her garden. Other accounts involve procedural errors with serious consequences, such as the tale of a sheriff who mistakenly informs a man that his son has committed suicide. Together, these firsthand narratives preserve important aspects of Kentucky's history not likely to be recorded elsewhere.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 290
Genre: History, Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kentucky
Author: William Lynwood Montell
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2016
TCIN: 51536349
UPC: 9780813168265
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-0392
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