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Author Hailman, John R., 1942-

Title From midnight to guntown : true crime stories from a federal prosecutor in Mississippi / John Hailman.

Publication Info. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2013]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 River Valley DL Adult Non-Fiction - RVLG-7  364.1092 HAILM    AVAILABLE
Description xxiii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-380) and index.
Summary "As a federal prosecutor in Mississippi for over thirty years, John Hailman worked with federal agents, lawyers, judges, and criminals of every stripe. In From Midnight to Guntown, he recounts amazing trials and bad guy antics from the darkly humorous to the needlessly tragic. In addition to bank robbers--generally the dumbest criminals--Hailman describes scam artists, hit men, protected witnesses, colorful informants, corrupt officials, bad guys with funny nicknames, over-the-top investigators, and those defendants who had a certain roguish charm. Several of his defendants and victims have since had whole books written about them: Dickie Scruggs, Emmett Till, Chicago gang leader Jeff Fort, and Paddy Mitchell, leader of the most successful bank robbery gang of the twentieth century. But Hailman delivers the inside story no one else can. He also recounts his scary experiences after 9/11 when he prosecuted terrorism cases."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Crime -- Mississippi -- History.
Criminals -- Mississippi -- History.
TRUE CRIME -- General.
LAW -- Legal Profession.
Crime. (OCoLC)fst00882984
Criminals. (OCoLC)fst00883516
Mississippi. (OCoLC)fst01207034
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Online version: Hailman, John. From midnight to guntown. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2013 9781617038013 (DLC) 2012050363
Standard No. 40022179658
ISBN 9781617038006 (hardback)
1617038008 (hardback)

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