Wicked Asheville / Marla Hardee Milling ; foreword by Joshua P. Warren.
Milling, Marla Hardee author.
|Other author/creator||Warren, Joshua P., writer of introduction.|
|Format||Book and Print|
|Publication Info||Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2018.|
|Description||144 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm|
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|Contents||Foreword / by Joshua P. Warren -- Murder and mayhem. The Night Evil Came to Town ; Murder at the Battery Park Hotel ; Wicked to the Bone ; Halloween Horror ; The Babyface Killer -- Sedition and corruption. America's Hitler ; Bank Fraud ; Corruption and the Saga of Sheriff Bobby Medford -- Arson. Remembering Zelda ; Thomas Wolfe House ; Richmond Hill Inn ; Igniting Controversy -- Wicked diseases. Tuberculosis ; Spanish Influenza 1918-19 ; Asheville's Polio Epidemic ; Stranger than Fiction.|
|Abstract||"Asheville is a wonderfully strange city, but it has a few shadows in its past. Teenager Helen Clevenger was brutally murdered at the luxurious Battery Park Hotel in 1936. William Dudley Pelley called himself 'America's Hitler' and founded his Silver Legion in Asheville. He stirred up enough antiwar propaganda to go to prison. A desperado named Will Harris came into town on a cold night in November 1906 and left a trail of dead bodies and panic among Asheville citizens. Mayor Gallatin Roberts killed himself in the wake of collapsing banks. Asheville native Marla Hardee Milling delves into wicked stories of murder, sedition, corruption, arson and disease."--Page 4 of cover.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-138) and index.|
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|Joyner||NC Stacks||F264.A8 M55 2018||✔ Available||Place Hold|