Murder & Mayhem in Nashville

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Author Brian Allison illustrates the darker shades of Nashville's colorful past. Nashville is known for its bold, progressive flair, but few are aware of the city's malevolent past. A rowdy red-light district called "Smoky Row" spawned several fatal episodes. A murderous temptress with a penchant for poison once strolled the city streets. Legends range from Andrew Jackson's bar fight with Senator Thomas Hart Benton to the macabre 1938 Marrowbone Creek cabin murders. In 1938, a state penitentiary fugitive escape triggered a tragic gunfight.
ISBN: 9781467135733
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Tennessee
Series: Murder & Mayhem
Images: 59
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Brian Allison has worked in the public history/museum field for around twenty years. His past experience includes curating, public speaking and creating documentaries. Brian holds a degree from Austin Peay State University in American history. He has also worked as a staff historian for several local museums and served as curator for Travellers Rest Plantation. Brian is co-author of Tennessee State Penitentiary.