Hardcover, 283 pages,
is about the people
and events that shaped the history of Meridian
and DeKalb. These are the stories of great
accomplishments, heroic solders, colorful street
fighters and murder.
It begins with The
Surrender when shock waves hit the people of
Mississippi that their county was dead and no
longer existed. But Lt. Col. Charles, who
is buried in Meridian, was still fighting the
enemy on board CSS Webb.
During Reconstruction the Southern people lost
their rights as citizens. This caused the
violent Meridian Riot, and the Massacre at
DeKalb. During those harsh times, economic
sanctions were placed on the South that lasted
for almost one hundred years.
The Roaring Twenties brought Blind Tiger
Whiskey, flappers, and a different set of
morals. Then came the crash of 1929, and
the Threefoot Building, the tallest in the state
at the time, went bankrupt.
During the Second Reconstruction of Mississippi,
hundreds of Northern civil rights activist
invaded Mississippi while their own cities were
being destroyed by violent race riots with
hundreds killed and millions in property destroyed.
Paul Harvey said
that Mississippi is still criticized by the
liberal media in Northern cities that have far
more problems with racial conflict than
Mississippi, but "Mississippi is too nice to
"So, this writer
thinks it's time for Mississippi to take names
and kick ass.
Publisher: Lone Star Press
Date Published: November,