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read & download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Þ James Higdon Ijuana syndicate in American history also known as “The Cornbread Mafia” Author James Higdon—whose relationship with Johnny Boone currently a federal fugitive made him the first journalist subpoenaed under The Cornbread Kindle the Obama administration—takes readers back to the s and ’s and the clash between federal and local law enforcement and a band of Kentucky farmers with moonshine and pride in their bloodlines By the task force assigned to take down men like Johnny Boone arrested.

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review å The Cornbread Mafia ´ [Read] ➹ The Cornbread Mafia ➵ James Higdon – Connecfloor.co.uk In the summer of 1987 Johnny Boone set out to grow and harvest one of the greatest outdoor marijuana crops in modern times By doing so he set into motion a series of events that defined him and his as In the summer of Johnny Boone set ou [Read] The Cornbread Mafia James Higdon Connecfloor.co.uk In the summer of 1987 Johnny Boone set out to grow and harvest one of the greatest outdoor marijuana crops in modern times By doing so he set into motion a series of events that defined him and his as In the summer of Johnny Boone set out to grow and harvest one of the greatest outdoor marijuana crops in modern times By doing so he set into motion a series of events that defined him and his associates as the largest homegrown mar.

review å The Cornbread Mafia James Higdon has worked for the Courier Journal in Louisville and the New York Times contributed to The Prairie Home Companion researched the NYPD counter terrorism and intelligence divisions for the new CBS series NYC produced by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal and is currently a contributing editor with PBS Frontline’s Tehran Bureau.

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The Cornbread MafiaMen and one woman from busts on farms in states and seizing tons of pot Of the individuals arrested zero talked The who what when where why and how of it all—a tale of Mafia style storylines emanating from the Bluegrass state and populated by Vietnam veteran and weed loving characters caught up in Tarantino level violence and heart breaking altruism—is accompanied by a soundtrack of Southern rock and roll and rhythm and blues And it is told by James Higdon in action packed colorful and riveting detail.

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  • Gary F

    review å The Cornbread Mafia The Cornbread MafiaWhat a disappointment What is certainly a fascinating story is all but ruined by an author who did not have the skill set to pull it off This book literally needed to have around 200 pages removed to make it coherent Instead it is a repetitive and rambling at


  • Donna

    review å The Cornbread Mafia The Cornbread MafiaThe biggest problem with this book is that the writer is clearly biased The second is the inclusion of extraneous detail and a complicated writing style that makes the story difficult to followAs a journalist I would have expected from the author than the bias for a convicted drug grower that escalates in the final chapter to an all out defense of the man even though there is no doubt that he continually defied the government and raised huge amounts of marijuana threatened others and put others in jeopardy The characters he writes about are not choir boys even though he portrays them as such at times I felt deceived because he sets up the story as if he is giving full facts but in the final chapter I find out they are largely from the perspective of the Cornbread Mafia members The author clearly has not given an objective report of the story Secondly the beginning chapters of the book are largely dry


  • Laura Hagan

    review å The Cornbread Mafia The Cornbread MafiaWanted to read about the Cornbread Mafia and their history but should’ve picked a book by someone who can write This book sucks


  • Tom

    review å The Cornbread Mafia The Cornbread MafiaSaw the author speak and sat with him at a banuet dinner He is from the area where the Cornbread Mafia ruled He is a fascinating fellow and the story is hilarious exciting and hugely interesting from the early Catholic settlers in the late 1700s thru Prohibition to the marijuana growing magnates depicted in the book Hugely recommended and I'm only 100 pages in And it stayed fascinating to the very end


  • keatssycamore

    review å The Cornbread Mafia The Cornbread MafiaFirst this is an interesting book and I liked it Second I could never produce something on a par with it and I respect the effort and diligence that went into its creation However I do have a few criticisms I found that I enjoyed the portions that were based on actual records better than the stuff that's reported from one on one interviews with the hillbillies who produced all that Kentucky grass The author is perhaps a bit too credulous when relating some of the stories he was told by these folks OTOH the so


  • Leigh

    review å The Cornbread Mafia The Cornbread MafiaTwo and a half stars to be honest The uality of the writing in this book can be summed up with a single sentence and I'm uoting directly here He's like a marijuana Superman whose kryptonite is vagina Seriously Page 340There's no denying that Johnny Boone's story and the surrounding culture of Central Kentucky is particularly fascinating especially for me as a born and bred Kentuckian with rural roots But I wish that Higdon who loves to remind the reader of his Ivy League education and his hipster homestead in Brooklyn had listened to his editor's advice and trimmed the unnecessary parts of Marion lore or at least pared it down some There are a number of Higdon's stylistic uirks that really bother me He deliberately uses rambling direct uotes that make the speakers sound ignorant I suppose to maintain his street cre


  • Sharon

    review å The Cornbread Mafia The Cornbread MafiaWhat a story about growing pot in central KY There were people I knew and names I recognized Farmers resorted to growing marijuana when regular crops no longer supported their families Apparently Marion County is the perfect environment for fine pot One family spent years developing the perfect strain with seeds from all over the world One man would ultimately face life in prison for continuing to grow and sell pot On the day I finished the bo


  • Taylor

    review å The Cornbread Mafia The Cornbread MafiaVery disappointed how this book turned out I like many others from NelsonMarion County was really looking forward to this book It turned out to be poorly edited version of half truths with many things totally excluded Had high hopes for this book but couldn't be disappointed


  • Charles

    review å The Cornbread Mafia The Cornbread MafiaThe information in this book is really interesting but I found the writing itself to be lacking Every time the writer tries to turn a phrase he ends up steering it off a cliffThat said it's a really interesting story about mostly non violent criminals trying to make the best of the hands they've been dealt


  • Fnstokes

    review å The Cornbread Mafia The Cornbread MafiaInteresting story minus the final self aggrandizing chapter but poorly written The author bogs down the reader with a laundry list of extraneous facts on every page; the reader doesn't recognize any style or feel to the writing itself As a Kentuckian I received this book from others in the Commonwealth and couldn't imagine recommending it to any non Kentuckians