Harlan County Son (Hardcover)

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Harlan County Son (Hardcover)


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Nestled in the heart of Appalachia, the rugged terrains of Harlan County, Kentucky, birthed a story of resilience, honor, and unwavering spirit. Harlan County Son reveals this narrative, taking readers on an evocative journey that transcends time and emotion.

A young boy's life in Harlan County echoes the timeless adventures of "Tom Sawyer" but is also pierced by real-life traumas. Suffering abject poverty, witnessing the tragic killing of his father and enduring a near-fatal accident, he faces challenges most can only imagine. Yet, the trials of childhood pale in comparison to what awaits him in young adulthood. Joining the Army paratroopers at the age of seventeen, he confronts the brutal realities of the Vietnam War, facing battles that test not just his physical mettle, but his very soul. Every gunfire, every life-or-death decision, is described in visceral detail, pulling the reader into the thick of the action.

But war is just one chapter. Returning home, he joins the ranks of the Kentucky State Police, dedicating three decades to the pursuit of justice. His illustrious career in law enforcement brings to light heart-pounding cases and profound insights into the criminal justice system.

Crafted with precision and passion by Douglas E. Asher II, Harlan County Son isn't merely a biography-it's an anthem to the human spirit's ability to overcome, adapt, and flourish. Step into a world where each challenge is a lesson, each setback a stepping stone, and every triumph a testament to the enduring power of determination.

Product Details ISBN: 9798822929869
Publisher: Palmetto Publishing
Publication Date: January 9th, 2024
Pages: 250
Language: English