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Daughter of the White River: Depression-Era Treachery and Vengeance in the Arkansas Delta
     

Daughter of the White River: Depression-Era Treachery and Vengeance in the Arkansas Delta

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by Denise White Parkinson, Dale Woodiel (Foreword by)
 

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The once-thriving houseboat communities along Arkansas' White River are long gone, and few remember the sensational murder story that set local darling Helen Spence on a tragic path. In 1931, Spence shocked Arkansas when she avenged her father's murder in a DeWitt courtroom. The state soon discovered that no prison could hold her. For the first time, prison

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The once-thriving houseboat communities along Arkansas' White River are long gone, and few remember the sensational murder story that set local darling Helen Spence on a tragic path. In 1931, Spence shocked Arkansas when she avenged her father's murder in a DeWitt courtroom. The state soon discovered that no prison could hold her. For the first time, prison records are unveiled to provide an essential portrait. Join author Denise Parkinson for an intimate look at a Depression-era tragedy. The legend of Helen Spence refuses to be forgotten--despite her unmarked grave.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609499136
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Series:
True Crime
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,320,341
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Denise Parkinson is a freelance writer living in Hot Springs, Arkansas. A graduate of Hendrix College, Parkinson's writing appears in a range of publications, including the Arkansas Democrat, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas Times, Little Rock Free Press, Memphis Flyer and Cooper-Young Lamplighter. Since 2008, she has been the lead writer for Hot Springs Life and Home magazine. Dale Woodiel was born and raised on the banks of the White River in Crockett's Bluff, Arkansas. He teaches humanities at the University of Hartford.

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Daughter of the White River: Depression-Era Treachery and Vengeance in the Arkansas Delta 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed every page of this book. The author's descriptions paint such a vivid picture that you feel as if you have been transported back in time. I knew nothing of the houseboat life in Arkansas, but after reading this book I feel as if I experienced it. The story of Helen Spence is beautifully told and my only criticism is that I wasn't ready for the book to end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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