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The Origins Of The Cornbread Mafia

Author : Joe Keith Bickett
ISBN : 153681444X
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On a September night in 1978, Muhammad Ali would attempt to reclaim his title from Leon Spinks in one of the greatest heavyweight matches of all-time. That same night, a crew of over twenty-five country boys from in and around central Kentucky, which would soon be known as "The Cornbread Mafia" would pull off one of their many outrageous exploits by attempting to reclaim a huge marijuana field that had been seized by local law enforcement. Although "The Cornbread Mafia" is legendary in Central Kentucky, most people do not know the true origins of the iconic group. Now comes the author's first-hand account of how this term was coined and the many escapades they encountered along the way. This author was actually there, living the events, and tells his unbelievable true story of how a group of small-town country boys began a pot growing operation in the early 1970s which would become the biggest home grown marijuana operation in U.S. history.

The Cornbread Mafia

Author : James Higdon
ISBN : 1493038494
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The national bestseller about the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history - a band of Kentucky farmers descended from Prohibition-era moonshiners. Tracked down by the Law, their leader was finally captured in 2017 and brought to justice in March, 2018. And thereby hangs a tale....

Cornbread Mafia

Author : James Higdon
ISBN : 9780762784899
Genre : True Crime
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In the summer of 1987, Johnny Boone set out to grow and harvest one of the greatest outdoor marijuana crops in modern times. In doing so, he set into motion a series of events that defined him and his associates as the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history, also known as the Cornbread Mafia. Author James Higdon—whose relationship with Johnny Boone, currently a federal fugitive, made him the first journalist subpoenaed under the Obama administration—takes readers back to the 1970s and ’80s and the clash between federal and local law enforcement and a band of Kentucky farmers with moonshine and pride in their bloodlines. By 1989 the task force assigned to take down men like Johnny Boone had arrested sixty-nine men and one woman from busts on twenty-nine farms in ten states, and seized two hundred tons of pot. Of the seventy individuals arrested, zero talked. How it all went down is a tale of Mafia-style storylines emanating from the Bluegrass State, and populated by Vietnam veterans and weed-loving characters caught up in Tarantino-level violence and heart-breaking altruism. Accompanied by a soundtrack of rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues, this work of dogged investigative journalism and history is told by Higdon in action-packed, colorful and riveting detail.

Cornbread Mafia

Author : Sheree Le Mon
ISBN : 0997294582
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After years of walking an emotional tightrope and living a life of deception, attorney David O'Donnell and his lifelong friend and former CIA operative, Bill Corley, devised a complex and dangerous plot that would finally fracture the suffocating tentacles that encased and bound O'Donnell to the NJ underworld and the Colombian drug cartel once and for all. Between the dangerously secret goings-on of the operation and O'Donnell's lifeless marriage that crept with unremarkable predictability, a single delicate flower emerged amongst the wreckage. That flower was Neely Glover. The smart and accomplished beauty quietly moved to Summerville hoping to escape the whispers and eyes of her prying socialite circle in Madison after divorcing a husband who, unfortunately, never stopped dating. She found Summerville the perfect place to heal and rediscover herself, unnoticed. Never could she have fathomed that within a short year of arriving in the sleepy little town, her life would be transformed not only by love but also by the tangled, dangerous activities that would tie her to horrific acts. Money laundering, betrayal, extortion, sex, violence, murder, and love spin a web through the lives of many of the players in Summerville with an outcome that is unimagined and life altering.

The Bluegrass Conspiracy

Author : Sally Denton
ISBN : 0595196667
Genre : Fiction
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When Kentucky Blueblood Drew Thornton parachuted to his death in September 1985—carrying thousands in cash and 150 pounds of cocaine—the gruesome end of his startling life blew open a scandal that reached to the most secret circles of the U.S. government. The story of Thornton and “The Company” he served, and the lone heroic fight of State Policeman Ralph Ross against an international web of corruption is one of the most portentous tales of the 20th century.

Over 100 Years Of Stories Tales Of Raywickians And Friends

Author : Charlie M. Bickett
ISBN : 1499782845
Genre : Humor
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Charlie Bickett narrates stories based on the small Catholic community and its outlaw activities in Raywick, KY spanning over 100 years. If you like drama, action, adventure, comedy, or true crime tales and stories, this is the book for you. His unorthodox ALL CAPS style of writing will let you know immediately that he is passionate about his hometown. Get lost in rural Kentucky history as you see it through the eyes of Charlie Bickett.

Mist In The Mountains

Author : J. H. Gason
ISBN : 150296936X
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In 1986 the largest criminal smuggling enterprise of the 20th century was exposed after the arrest of one small town sheriff for Trafficking. This event led to the largest incarceration of Law Enforcement Officials in the history America and would expose a southern based secret society who's origins predate the Civil War. A story based on true events set in the Appalachia Mountains of Tennessee and Kentucky. An intertwined tale of Marijuana, Moonshine and Cocaine where the players are none other than those who are sworn to be protecting us from such threat, the Police. Be there when several East Tennessee Sheriff's make deals with Pablo Escobar to land planes in their county for the purpose of transporting cocaine through out the United States to various Cartels and Mafia's. Murder, corruption, fast cars and faster women make up this Hillbilly tale of Cops, Judges, Bikers and Farmers. The telling of history in a manner which makes it enjoyable, sometimes down-right funny, from the position of one man who was there. Drama, Action, Humor, Humility, and Heritage all rolled into one book. You can almost smell the Cornbread baking while you read.

Moonshine Nation

Author : Mark Spivak
ISBN : 9781493012466
Genre : Cooking
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Moonshine is corn whiskey, traditionally made in improvised stills throughout the Appalachian South. While quality varied from one producer to another, the whiskey had one thing in common: It was illegal because the distiller refused to pay taxes to the US government. Many moonshiners were descendants of Scots-Irish immigrants who had fought in the original Whiskey Rebellion in the early 1790s. They brought their knowledge of distilling with them to America along with a profound sense of independence and a refusal to submit to government authority. Today many Southern states have relaxed their laws and now allow the legal production of moonshine—provided that taxes are paid. Yet many modern moonshiners retain deep links to their bootlegging heritage. Moonshine Nation is the story of moonshine’s history and origins alongside profiles of modern moonshiners—and a collection of drink recipes from each.

Understanding Marijuana

Author : Mitch Earleywine
ISBN : 019988143X
Genre : Psychology
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Marijuana is the world's most popular illicit drug, with hundreds of millions of regular users worldwide. One in three Americans has smoked pot at least once. The Drug Enforcement Agency estimates that Americans smoke five million pounds of marijuana each year. And yet marijuana remains largely misunderstood by both its advocates and its detractors. To some, marijuana is an insidious "stepping-stone" drug, enticing the inexperienced and paving the way to the inevitable abuse of harder drugs. To others, medical marijuana is an organic means of easing the discomfort or stimulating the appetite of the gravely ill. Others still view marijuana, like alcohol, as a largely harmless indulgence, dangerous only when used immoderately. All sides of the debate have appropriated the scientific evidence on marijuana to satisfy their claims. What then are we to make of these conflicting portrayals of a drug with historical origins dating back to 8,000 B.C.? Understanding Marijuana examines the biological, psychological, and societal impact of this controversial substance. What are the effects, for mind and body, of long-term use? Are smokers of marijuana more likely than non-users to abuse cocaine and heroine? What effect has the increasing potency of marijuana in recent years had on users and on use? Does our current legal policy toward marijuana make sense? Earleywine separates science from opinion to show how marijuana defies easy dichotomies. Tracing the medical and political debates surrounding marijuana in a balanced, objective fashion, this book will be the definitive primer on our most controversial and widely used illicit substance.

Cruel Heart

Author : William Van Meter
ISBN : 0312373090
Genre : True Crime
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Documents the 2003 murder of eighteen-year-old college freshman Kate Autry, describing the investigation into and arrests of two young men as well as the responses of diverse residents of the victim's sedate college community.

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