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Bargain with a Devil: The Tragedy Behind Gone with the Wind

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This book is not about Scarlett, Rhett, the Civil War or it's aftermath. It is about a "bargain" made by Margaret Mitchell the famous author of "Gone With The Wind" that eventually led to her death, and how it impacted the life of Hugh Dorsey Gravitt and his family. It's about manipulation psychopathic behavior, sexual deviance, and a murder that was made to look like an a ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published May 29th 2013 by Gloria Moulder (first published March 7th 2012)
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Jessica
Aug 17, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing
I normally don't review books but, in light of the importance of this book to the literary world and my dear love for it. I am compelled to go outside my normal routine.I am a nurse which gives me a medical understanding of what you are seeing when you look at the photo of Margaret Mitchell laying face down on Peachtree st. A EMT or Paramedic's first duty is to take a victim's vital signs and then render whatever first aid is necessary to stabilize the patient. This Paramedic is standing renderi ...more
Kathy Whiten
Aug 09, 2013 Kathy Whiten rated it it was amazing
July 8, 2013
Review of Bargain with the Devil
Author: Gloria Gravitt Moulder
My interest in the death of Margaret Mitchell was sparked as a young child growing up in Georgia. I was born in 1953, 4 years after her death. Older relatives, neighbors and friends would sit around discussing her death as I was growing up and with the inquisitive mind of a young child; I found what they were saying interesting enough to listen in. They talked about how the taxi cab driver, Hugh Gravitt, (some of which kne
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Bob Munneke
Aug 09, 2013 Bob Munneke rated it it was amazing
Ms.Gravitt does an extremely good job of showing how quickly justice can turn into injustice by over riding the rights of the accused to politically accommodate a public prejudiced mob. I've read other books over the years that describe the incident that killed Margaret Mitchell and if a person will apply logic and common sense to what Ms. Gravitt has provided in her book no one can dispute the fact there was a cover up. Ms. Gravitt puts her CSI like skills to use tracking down the truth behind ...more
Gloria Antypowich
Aug 31, 2013 Gloria Antypowich rated it it was amazing
I believe that there could be few tragedies greater than being convicted and sentenced to prison for a crime you knew in your heart that you did not commit, nor the anguish and stigma that is extended to the innocent family who are involved in the situation. The injustice of it would burn in your consciousness, crying out for absolution; for the truth to be told. Only the naïve believe that the judicial system is fool proof; we see examples of its failings more than we’d like to admit. Some peop ...more
Beth Olson shultz
Aug 15, 2013 Beth Olson shultz rated it it was amazing
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I read this great book in one evening. Wonderful. I had heard that there was more to the story about Margaret Mitchell's death than people were told. Thank you Gloria for a great book and God bless your dad who went through so much here on this earth.
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Aug 17, 2013 Nvadanvdo Silvarahawk rated it it was amazing
In her own words Gloria Gravitt Moulder has revealed the truth about what really happened on 11 August 1949. It has taken her many years to formulate the words for Bargain with a Devil, collect pertinent papers, and to finally fulfill a promise to her Dad. Margaret Mitchell is someone that many know was the "author" of Gone With the Wind. Within the pages of this book, the "true author" and the circumstances around the death of Margaret Mitchell Marsh. Bargain with a Devil is a book that I recom ...more
Missy
Aug 30, 2014 Missy rated it it was ok
While I commend Ms. Moulder for writing this book to clear her father's name, there is no one alive to defend John and Margaret. It is a hard book to follow along, given that it hadn't gone though an editor.
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“When you make a Bargain with a devil you better follow through.” 1 likes
“July 8, 2013
Review of Bargain with the Devil
Author: Gloria Gravitt Moulder
My interest in the death of Margaret Mitchell was sparked as a young child growing up in Georgia. I was born in 1953, 4 years after her death. Older relatives, neighbors and friends would sit around discussing her death as I was growing up and with the inquisitive mind of a young child; I found what they were saying interesting enough to listen in. They talked about how the taxi cab driver, Hugh Gravitt, (some of which knew him as this was a small southern town where everyone knew everyone) was not a drinker because of his health and how the newspaper articles had written he was drunk and speeding when it wasn’t true. I overheard many things about how the media was wrong regarding the circumstances of her death. Some speculated she committed suicide; others suspected her husband pushed her in front of the car Mr. Gravitt was driving. All commented that both Margaret and John were drunk and jaywalking across Peachtree Street.
I read the book (Gone with the Wind) when I was 13 and went to see the movie in 1969 at the Fox theatre with friends. I cannot relate how this impacted me. I became interested in all I heard as a child again and over the years have read many articles on the subject of Margaret Mitchell and John Marsh. I never believed the stories about Hugh Gravitt being at fault in her death as a result of all those conversations I had overheard by my elders as a child.
Gloria Gravitt Moulder, the daughter of Hugh Gravitt, has written the perfect book called “Bargain with the Devil” with facts derived from her own father on his death bed. I could not put this book down; I read it in one day. It has confirmed everything I heard from people who suspected in the few years after Margaret Mitchell’s death what actually happened.
Thank you Mrs. Moulder, for your courage in bringing your father’s version to light after all his suffering from 1949 to his death. Also, for confirming my beliefs in what I heard growing up as this was only suspicion until I read about your father’s version.
Kathy Whiten
621 Brighton Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
404-516-0623”
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