Wild Bill Sullivan, king of the Hollow

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The rollicking history of a dreaded real-life figure in the folklore of the Mississippi backwoods Thanks to the subject of this fascinating book, Sullivan's Hollow, a seemingly idyllic valley in south Mississippi, gained its rightful position among the notorious place names in American folklore. To the citizenry in the hamlets of Sullivan's Hollow Wild Bill Sullivan was the fearsome local rascal whose bent for pranks, jokes, and chicanery quite often verged on the murderous. To travelers his name inspired a deadly dread of a chance meeting with him on a lonely trail. Wild Bill's love of liquor and his bounding in and out of trouble embellished his darkly checkered reputation. For the annals of folklore he is prime material. Here for the first time in paperback is the story of this nineteenth-century Mississippi maverick, as told by his great-granddaughter. She recounts stories of his best-known "pranks"-such as stripping a Bible peddler naked and hitching him all day to a plow, and she puts a believable face on the legend of Wild Bill's having killed fifty men (or more, as the story proliferates). What reader of this book could fail to believe that no traveler wanted to be passing through Sullivan's Hollow after sundown?

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Hammons, Ann (Ann R. Hammons). [William C. Sullivan, 1851-1932.]
Published by Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1980. (1980)
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Book Description Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1980., 1980. First edition (not stated). viii, 144 pages. Hardcover: H 22.25cm x L 14.75cm. Dark gray dust jacket rubbed with tears and nicks as well as some creasing at edges, strong foxing spots to front panel, small chip at rear panel near upper flap fold; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Reddish-brown cloth. Light foxing to edges and endpapers. Interior pages are clean. Binding is firm. A very good copy in a good+ dust jacket of the quite uncommon clothbound first edition. With frontispiece, Preface, b/w photographs, maps, Appendix, Bibliography, and Index. Professor Ann Hammons reviews the history of the Sullivan clan from probable origins in Ireland to documented ancestors in South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama to the arrival in south-central Mississippi where patriarch Tom Sullivan squatted ownership in the early 1800s to an extended tract of land eventually called Sullivan's Hollow encompassing a swath of piney woods located near Mize, Mississippi within Smith, Jones, and Covington counties all between the major cities of Laurel and Jackson. Among all of this is a fascinating examination of the infamous William "Wild Bill" Sullivan (1851-1932) who, according to legend, may have killed as many as fifty men via his considerable gunfighting skills which were frequently called upon due to his irascible and violent nature. {MS-Shelf #3} ISBN 0878051279. Seller Inventory # D17-5758

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Hammons, Ann (Ann R. Hammons). [William C. Sullivan, 1851-1932.]
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Book Description Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1980., 1980. First edition (not stated). viii, 144 pages. Hardcover: H 22.25cm x L 14.75cm. Dark gray dust jacket well rubbed, scuffing and a few nicks at edges, faint moisture staining to spine and rear panel with latter mildly affected by some rippling; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Reddish-brown cloth. Past owner's personal blind stamp upon front free endpaper; interior pages are otherwise clean. Binding is firm. A very good copy in good+ dust jacket of the quite uncommon clothbound first edition. With frontispiece, Preface, b/w photographs, maps, Appendix, Bibliography, and Index. Professor Ann Hammons reviews the history of the Sullivan clan from probable origins in Ireland to documented ancestors in South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama to the arrival in south-central Mississippi where patriarch Tom Sullivan squatted ownership in the early 1800s to an extended tract of land eventually called Sullivan's Hollow encompassing a swath of piney woods located near Mize, Mississippi within Smith, Jones, and Covington counties all between the major cities of Laurel and Jackson. Among all of this is a fascinating examination of the infamous William "Wild Bill" Sullivan (1851-1932) who, according to legend, may have killed as many as fifty men via his considerable gunfighting skills which were frequently called upon due to his irascible and violent nature. {MS-Shelf #4} ISBN 0878051279. Seller Inventory # D17-6033

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Book Description Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1980., 1980. First edition (not stated). viii, 144 pages. Hardcover: H 22.25cm x L 14.5cm. Dark gray dust jacket rubbed, spine and flap fold ends nicked, creasing at bottom edge of front panel; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Reddish-brown cloth, spine cocked. Past owner's name-address stamp at top right corner of front free endpaper. A very good copy in a very good- dust jacket of the quite uncommon clothbound first edition. With frontispiece, Preface, b/w photographs, maps, Appendix, Bibliography, and Index. Professor Ann Hammons reviews the history of the Sullivan clan from probable origins in Ireland to documented ancestors in South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama to the arrival in south-central Mississippi where patriarch Tom Sullivan squatted ownership in the early 1800s to an extended tract of land eventually called Sullivan's Hollow encompassing a swath of piney woods located near Mize, Mississippi within Smith, Jones, and Covington counties all between the major cities of Laurel and Jackson. Among all of this is a fascinating examination of the infamous William "Wild Bill" Sullivan (1851-1932) who, according to legend, may have killed as many as fifty men via his considerable gunfighting skills which were frequently called upon due to his irascible and violent nature. {MS-Shelf #1} ISBN 0878051279. Seller Inventory # D17-3379

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Hammons, Ann (Ann R. Hammons). [William C. Sullivan, 1851-1932.]
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Book Description Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1980., 1980. First edition (not stated). viii, 144 pages. Hardcover: H 22.25cm x L 14.75cm. Dark gray dust jacket rubbed, a few nicks at edges, 2cm tear at spine heel, mild creasing at rear panel's bottom right, dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Reddish-brown cloth. Light soiling to fore-edge; touch of foxing to rear endpapers. Interior pages are clean. Binding is firm. A very good+ copy in a very good- dust jacket of the quite uncommon clothbound first edition. With frontispiece, Preface, b/w photographs, maps, Appendix, Bibliography, and Index. Professor Ann Hammons reviews the history of the Sullivan clan from probable origins in Ireland to documented ancestors in South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama to the arrival in south-central Mississippi where patriarch Tom Sullivan squatted ownership in the early 1800s to an extended tract of land eventually called Sullivan's Hollow encompassing a swath of piney woods located near Mize, Mississippi within Smith, Jones, and Covington counties all between the major cities of Laurel and Jackson. Among all of this is a fascinating examination of the infamous William "Wild Bill" Sullivan (1851-1932) who, according to legend, may have killed as many as fifty men via his considerable gunfighting skills which were frequently called upon due to his irascible and violent nature. {MS-Shelf #2} ISBN 0878051279. Seller Inventory # D17-4523

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