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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

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Hardcover, 239 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Mercer University Press
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Suzanne
Feb 19, 2015 Suzanne rated it really liked it
Tragic story but well written. Bill Boyd (http://www.macon.com/2010/03/10/10534...) did an excellent job, this is just enough folksy, gossipy, and engrossing to be a good read.
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Mar 26, 2010 Ladawn rated it really liked it
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
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Jun 19, 2013 Debbie Wooten rated it really liked it
Cool! True story of murder in south Georgia, and I know people who are related.
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Loved it! I can't believe how a father would let his children suffer.
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