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Title: Steve Renfroe
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
Book Condition: New
Book Type: Hardcover
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Steve Renfroe, the notorious sheriff turned outlaw, has long been a legend in Alabama. This novel is based on his life. After the Civil War, duing the bloody years of Reconstruction, the handsome Refroe bacame a hero by rescuing Sumter County from carpetbagger rule. With his election as sheriff, his downfall began. Driven by personal demons, and fear of losing his wife, Renfroe committed crimes that turned him into a hunted oulaw. No jail could hold him for long. His brilliant escapes added to his notoriety. As his crimes grew more daring, he bcame known as the Terror of Sumter County. Unable to turn back, Renfroe continued down a road that would end in tragedy.Review:
"Students of Black Belt culture and folklore, as well as anyone interested in the continuing mystery of a remarkable man, will want to read this book." -Paul M. Pruitt Jr., Special Collections Librarian, Law School, University of Alabama
"Recreating the turbulent Reconstruction days, Katherine Kilgore spins a tale based on the real Renfroe, but adds her own indelible touch to her novel of love and betrayal." -Nan Graham, Public Radio Commentator
"An intimate view of history, a fascinating picture of how it may have been for this capable but flawed man and the woman who married him." -John S. Neel, author of A Lively Mind; the Story of Lynn Arthur Smith, A Gifted Teacher
"The book provided many unique twists to a story that I have heard repeated often in Sumter County." -Richard Holland, President, University of West Alabama
"I found Steve Renfroe to be a fascinating character and followed his story with great enthusiasm." -Ellen Reuland, author of Leaf Burning
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