The Meanest Man in Texas: A True Story Based on the Life of Clyde Thompson

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A true story...

The amazing and miraculous true story of Clyde Thompson. He killed two men when he was 17 years old. The year was 1928 and the place was rural west Texas. He was nearly lynched while awaiting trial and then was sent to death row. Thompson’s killing streak didn’t stop there. Nor did his desire to escape from prison. Prison officials finally gave him The Meanest Man in Texas moniker, and the prison chaplain said he was a man without a soul. Without hope, Thompson reached out for help. Then his life started to change.

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Don Umphrey, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is also an award-winning journalist, television producer, and academic researcher. His other books currently in print include "Southerners in Blue: They Defied the Confederacy" and "Twelve Steps to a Closer Walk with God: The Workbook."

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... a graphic picture of conditions in the Texas penal system ... a love story that defies logic and personal objections. -- Beth Pratt, Associated Press, 1984

... colorful and graphic. . .a fine and personal protest against prison brutality...a tale worth telling and well told. -- Wayne Hawley, Rocky Mountain Christian, 1984

Umphrey's book is a facinating tale...of brutal prison conditions that only made criminals more brutal. -- James B. North, The Seminary Review

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