Wicked Mobile

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Local author Brendan Kirby revives Mobile's history of gangsters, gambling, theft and arson. Since its founding in 1702 as the first capital of the French colony of Louisiana, Mobile has witnessed all manner of salacious scandals. An 1847 murder resulted in the hanging of Charles Boyington, who maintained his innocence to the very end, and a great oak tree near his grave site seems to support him. Many believe the notorious Copeland gang started one of the city's worst fires as cover to escape with stolen loot. A 1932 murder case involved a slaying at the landmark Battle House Hotel and proved that Mobile juries could not always be trusted.
ISBN: 9781626199132
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Alabama
Series: Wicked
Images: 32
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Brendan Kirby is a senior political reporter for LifeZette.com. He worked for the Mobile Press-Register and Al.com for fifteen years, covering a variety of beats. He has a great interest in history. Brendan began his career in 1994 for the Northwest Current in Washington, D.C. He worked for four years for the Herald-Mail in Hagerstown, Maryland.
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