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The Resource The last sheriff in Texas : a true tale of violence and the vote, by James P. McCollom

The last sheriff in Texas : a true tale of violence and the vote, by James P. McCollom

Label
The last sheriff in Texas : a true tale of violence and the vote
Title
The last sheriff in Texas
Title remainder
a true tale of violence and the vote
Statement of responsibility
by James P. McCollom
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beeville, Texas, was the most American of small towns -- the place that GIs had fantasized about while fighting through the ruins of Europe, a place of good schools, clean streets, and churches. Old West justice ruled, as evidenced by a 1947 shootout when outlaws surprised popular sheriff Vail Ennis at a gas station and shot him five times, point-blank, in the belly. Ennis managed to draw his gun and put three bullets in each assailant; he reloaded and shot them three times more. Time magazine's full-page article on the shooting was seen by some as a referendum on law enforcement owing to the sheriff's extreme violence, but supportive telegrams from all across America poured into Beeville's tiny post office. Yet when a second violent incident threw Ennis into the crosshairs of public opinion once again, the uprising was orchestrated by an unlikely figure: his close friend and Beeville's favorite son, Johnny Barnhart. Barnhart confronted Ennis in the election of 1952: a landmark standoff between old Texas, with its culture of cowboy bravery and violence, and urban Texas, with its lawyers, oil institutions, and a growing Mexican population. The town would never be the same again
Additional physical form
Issued also in online resource format.
Cataloging source
JU0
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McCollom, James P
Dewey number
976.4/117
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
F391.4.V35
LC item number
M33 2018
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Jeff Brick
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  • Ennis, Vail,
  • Ennis, Vail
  • Elections
  • Police misconduct
  • History
  • Sheriffs
  • Elections
  • History
  • Police misconduct
  • Politics and government
  • Sheriffs
  • Social conditions
  • Beeville (Tex.)
  • Beeville (Tex.)
  • Beeville (Tex.)
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The last sheriff in Texas : a true tale of violence and the vote, by James P. McCollom
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Publication
Note
Restricted to the print disabled. Some title and publication information taken from CELA/CNIB website. Title/subtitle may be abbreviated on disc
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Computer file characteristics
Computer data (93 files : 129 MB).
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1107680560
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 computer laser optical disc (9 hrs., 23 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9780616995310
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
sd.
Publisher number
  • Z14254
  • DC56873
Reproduction note
DAISY reproduction.
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
computer disc type unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)1107680560
System details
  • Digital to DAISY
  • DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps
Type of computer file
Audio and text.
Label
The last sheriff in Texas : a true tale of violence and the vote, by James P. McCollom
Publication
Note
Restricted to the print disabled. Some title and publication information taken from CELA/CNIB website. Title/subtitle may be abbreviated on disc
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Computer file characteristics
Computer data (93 files : 129 MB).
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1107680560
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 computer laser optical disc (9 hrs., 23 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9780616995310
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
sd.
Publisher number
  • Z14254
  • DC56873
Reproduction note
DAISY reproduction.
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
computer disc type unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)1107680560
System details
  • Digital to DAISY
  • DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps
Type of computer file
Audio and text.
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