The Feud

The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story
By Dean King (Audiobook, 2013)
"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.

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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.

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.
  • EXTRAORDINARY ACCLAIM FOR SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA:

    "Dean King has brought to life one of the great true-life adventure stories-a riveting tale of suffering and redemption." (author of In the Heart of the Sea and Sea of Glory).

  • EXTRAORDINARY ACCLAIM FOR SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA:

    "Dean King has brought to life one of the great true-life adventure stories-a riveting tale of suffering and redemption." (author of In the Heart of the Sea and Sea of Glory).

  • "A page-turner." (Washington Post Book World).

  • "It reads like a cross between Master and Commander and Lawrence of Arabia." (People).

  • "One of the most absorbing and satisfying books to come out in a very long time...King has a lovely and vibrant sense of history and an unusual talent for evoking the past-its essence as well as the smells, sights, and sounds...a marvelous account of fortitude and faith." (San Francisco Chronicle).

  •  "Rousing, Page-turning...A whopper of an endurance story." (Seattle Weekly).

  • PRAISE FOR UNBOUND:

    "King spent five years traveling the length of the Long March, interviewing those women still alive to tell their tales. Theirs are stories of courage, remarkable not only because of the physical and psychological rigors of their journey, but also because of their determination... China has always been a mysterious and secretive empire, but Unbound peels back the curtain to reveal a story of strength and survival." (Bookpage).

  • "Fascinating....King has done brilliant work bringing the march to life with a plethora of vivid, well-researched details...Unbound is an authoritative account of the Long March, but its evocations of the marchers' experiences will linger long after the historical details slip from readers' memories." (The Richmond Times-Dispatch).

Product Details

The Feud
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $26.98 US/$29.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 600
  • ISBN-13: 9781619693272
  • On Sale Date: 05/14/2013
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