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Growing Up in Bloody Mingo, West Virginia

By: Andrew Chafin

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003)

Seller ID: C2475

ISBN: 0788424750

Condition: 140 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003), 2004, 5.5x8.5, paper, 140 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This book can be described as funny, irreverent, and serious all at once! It is a 1950's-era coming-of-age story that takes place in the coal mining district of Mingo County, West Virginia. This area is the home of the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud, and the author is a great-great nephew of "Devil Anse" Hatfield, the leader of the clan. Told with a humorous tongue in cheek, these Appalachian stories of childhood hopes, loves, adventures and misadventures are spiced with social and political commentary on the times. Even if you didn't grow up in the Appalachians, you'll enjoy this reminisc... View more info