God Save The King Of Tennessee: An American Life: A Portrait Of Buford Pusser's Assassin

God Save The King Of Tennessee: An American Life: A Portrait Of Buford Pusser's Assassin

God Save The King of Tennessee: An American Life: A Portrait of Buford Pusser's Assassin

This is an alternative historical account of the only man convicted in Buford Pusser's murder. It is the story of a period of time that although recent, seems distant in our memory. In many ways, it is as relevant now as it was then. Leonard Stephens is a young man born into the caste system of the agrarian South who volunteers for the United States Army almost as soon as Pearl Harbor is bombed. His bravery and exemplary service results in quick promotion through the army’s ranks and he becomes heavily decorated for his actions. For a brief time he is recognized nationally for his heroic actions. He returns home to rural West Tennessee and nothing has changed, despite what he has done for his country. His attempt at supporting his family through honest means fail and he is forced to support them another way. Law enforcement officials throughout the country commonly look the other way when local men like Leonard are in control of criminal activity. They believe it will keep kingpins that are more dangerous away from their neighborhoods. However, the legendary Sheriff...

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