The North Carolina mountain folk legend of Tom Dooley, made internationally famous by the Kingston Trio’s 1958 chart-topping ballad, is the subject of an in depth, historically accurate book based on years of research performed by author Charlotte Corbin Barnes.
The Tom Dooley Files: My Search For The Truth Behind The Legend goes into far greater detail than any of its predecessors in an effort to determine what really happened in the events that led to the hanging of Civil War Veteran Thomas C. Dula [a.k.a. Tom Dooley] for his part in the murder of his alleged fiance, Laura Foster.
The Tom Dooley Files is filled with the oral accounts from descendants of the folks who lived through the time the murder took place. Read what they have to say about the events surrounding the murder according to the stories that have been passed down through their families for generations.
It is an interesting and informative read whether or not you are familiar with the legend and the Tom Dooley song. Now available, The Tom Dooley Files: My Search For The Truth Behind The Legend by Charlotte Corbin Barnes is a LIMITED EDITION offering in hardcover only. Find out more … »
This book is the perfect accompaniment to Rob McHale’s new CD, Tom Dooley & Friends.Order here … »