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Read Þ The Feud 108 ☆ For than a century the enduring feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys has been American shorthand for passionate unyielding and even violent confrontation Yet despite numerous articles books television shows and feature films nobody has ever told the in depth true story of this legendarily fierce and far reaching clash in the heart ofHarmony Theirs was a hardscrabble life of farming and hunting timbering and moonshining and raising large and boisterous families in the rugged hollows and hills of Virginia and Kentucky Cut off from much of the outside world these descendants of Scots Irish and English pioneers spoke a language many Americans would find hard to understand Yet contrary to popular belief the Hatfields and McCoys were established and influential landowners who had intermarried and worked together for decadesWhen the Civil War came and the outside world crashed into their lives family members were forced to choose sides After the war the lines that had been drawn remained and the violence not only lived on but became personal By the time the fury final. I decided to check it out because of a good review I figured I would just skim because it is not really up my alley However it was very interesting and it felt well researched so I read the whole thing including notes It is confusing because there are so many people to keep track of and the names don't match as neatly as you would think from feuding familes but if you just follow the various plots it is intriguing to see what life was like at the time

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Ly subsided a dozen family members would be in the grave The hostilities grew to be a national spectacle and the cycle of killing kidnapping stalking by bounty hunters and skirmishing between governors spawned a legal battle that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court and still influences us todayFilled with bitter uarrels reckless affairs treacherous betrayals relentless mercenaries and courageous detectives THE FEUD is the riveting story of two frontier families struggling for survival within the narrow confines of an unforgiving land It is a formative American tale and in it we see the reflection of our own family bonds and the lengths to which we might go in order to defend our honor our loyalties and our livelihood. I thought this was a really well researched and written book about the Hatfields and McCoys Naturally the early history and some of the stories can be skeptical as record keeping wasn't the best in that area during the time but regardless King made it as inclusive and factual as possible I enjoyed some of the side stories about key characters involved in the feuding as it made it enjoyable I did find it difficult at times to figure out who certain people were as the inner marrying between the two families and the same or similar names didn't help but the book I read had family trees with breakdowns during certain chapters with who was killed injured or married which really helped The same with the maps of the areas as creeks and ridges are constantly mentioned Overall this was a solid read about the history of The Feud

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The FeudFor than a century the enduring feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys has been American shorthand for passionate unyielding and even violent confrontation Yet despite numerous articles books television shows and feature films nobody has ever told the in depth true story of this legendarily fierce and far reaching clash in the heart of Appalachia Drawing upon years of original research including the discovery of previously lost and ignored documents and interviews with relatives of both families bestselling author Dean King finally gives us the full unvarnished tale one vastly enthralling than the mythUnlike previous accounts King's begins in the mid nineteenth century when the Hatfields and McCoys lived side by side in relative. This review previously appeared in the Historical Novel Review Within the last year we’ve been treated to Hollywood’s rendition of the most famous family feud in American history – The Hatfields and the McCoys It was a long drawn out bloody affair and made for great stage drama But Dean King’s The Feud sets the story straight This well researched scholarly account of the infamous HatfieldsMcCoys brings the affair the sort of professional scrutiny it has long needed Virgil Carrington Jones’s book The Hatfields and the McCoys first published in 1948 was an excellent first effort but King author of the bestselling Skeletons on the Zahara Back Bay 2005 has taken the country’s most famous feud light years beyond thatKing meticulously pieces together through records and oral history the origins of the uarrel and shows that there was far to it than just a stolen pig as some accounts would have it What King does is bring flesh and sinew blood and passion to ancient county records and breathes life and color into old family tales No matter what you knew before reading The Feud you will find your opinions transformed sometimes wrenchingly soMy only criticism is that there is sometimes too much information provided information that does not always seem germane to the topic But in the final analysis if you are interested in the Hatfield McCoy debacle The Feud should be your first stop