Free ↠ Lift up Your Head, Tom Dooley: The True Story of the Appalachian Murder That Inspired One of America's Most Popular Ballads By John Foster West – Thomashillier.co.uk

Lift up Your Head, Tom Dooley: The True Story of the Appalachian Murder That Inspired One of America's Most Popular Ballads Tom Dula S Trial Unveiled A Sordid Story Of Sexual Immorality, Resentment, Jealousy And Bitterness, And He Was Convicted And Hanged Before A Huge Crowd In Statesville, An Event That Drew National Attention The Story Lived On, In Time Becoming Entwined With Myth And Legend, Because It Inspired A Ballad That Was Sung Throughout The Mountains.


10 thoughts on “Lift up Your Head, Tom Dooley: The True Story of the Appalachian Murder That Inspired One of America's Most Popular Ballads

  1. says:

    I learned so much from this book His name was Tom Dula but the mountain folks pronounced his last name Dooley If he were tried now he would be acquitted The true account is so different from the movies He was a busy man with the women of his time.


  2. says:

    I have read a fictionalized account of the murder of Laura Foster previously and grew up hearing the story being raised in Wilkes County, site of the crime I even tell the story on a regular basis in my role as a storyteller tour guide I chose this book in hope of learning some new facts or gaining some new understanding of the players or the trials This goal was not accomplished The book contained a lot of trial transcript, both in the telling o...


  3. says:

    Since I live only a few miles from where this murder took place, I found this book very interesting I like history and murder mysteries and this combines the two so I enjoyed it There is so much folklore and stories passed around about what happened and who ...


  4. says:

    A good overview of the Tom Dooley story, with a great section of primary documentation that sheds further life on the true story behind the legend and myths Grade B


  5. says:

    Checked this out of the local library after reading Sharyn McCrumb s newest book I loved reading the actual trial documents and transcripts, maps, and contemporary news articles.