Kentucky Justice, Southern Honor, and American Manhood: Understanding the Life and Death of Richard Reid / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$14.96
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $12.67
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 36%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $12.67   
  • New (4) from $12.67   
  • Used (2) from $14.95   

Overview

On April 16, 1884, Kentucky Superior Court judge Richard Reid visited attorney John Jay Cornelison's office -- at Cornelison's invitation -- to discuss a legal matter. When he arrived, Cornelison accused the unsuspecting Reid of injuring his honor and began to beat him severely. He pursued Reid onto the street, where he continued to strike him, reportedly over a hundred times, before a bystander put a stop to the assault. The event became front-page news. Would Reid react as a Christian gentleman, a man of the law, and let the legal system take its course, or would he follow the manly dictates of the code of honor and challenge his assailant? James C. Klotter crafts a detective story, using historical, medical, legal, and psychological clues to piece together answers to the tragedy that followed. With commanding prose, Klotter draws the reader into the social and judicial world of post--Civil War Kentucky and into the ageless question of choosing between forgiveness and forbearance or revenge and retribution.

LSU Press

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807131589
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 3/21/2006
  • Series: Southern Biography Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 197
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

LSU Press

James C. Klotter is the author, coauthor, or editor of over a dozen books, including A New History of Kentucky; The Breckinridges of Kentucky, 1760--1981; and Kentucky: Portrait in Paradox, 1900--1950. The State Historian of Kentucky and a professor of history at Georgetown College, he lives in Lexington

LSU Press

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)