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Blind Obedience: A True Story of Family Loyalty and Murder in South Georgia

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When three teenage boys stood accused of killing two children in another family in 1905, the three were charged with murder and two faced the hangman's noose. But was it really murder? A judge said no, that the boys had simply obeyed their father's instructions. They were guilty, he said, "only of blind obedience."

The trials of Joe Rawlinsa popular, well-to-do South Georg

Hardcover, 239 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Mercer University Press
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Tragic story but well written. Bill Boyd ( did an excellent job, this is just enough folksy, gossipy, and engrossing to be a good read.
This story is, believe it or not, from my family line. The wife of Rawlins is indeed a blood relative. My mom happened across it a couple months ago. I've heard that it isn't a happy read but is a page turner nonetheless. Yes, I believe we all have skeletons in the closet somewhere from past generations. I'm excited to read it
Debbie Wooten
Cool! True story of murder in south Georgia, and I know people who are related.
Loved it! I can't believe how a father would let his children suffer.
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Retired Macon Telegraph columnist Bill Boyd led a nomadic existence for the first 38 years of his life, first as the son of an Oklahoma sharecropper and then as a member of the United States Marine Corps.
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