Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Hatfields and McCoys
After 30 minutes of History's 3-part Hatfield and McCoy saga, I decided I didn't want to sit through eleven more such periods. I didn't hate it, just wasn't interested in seeing trees outdo Costner in expressing emotion and Paxton feverishly moaning "game over, man" when surrounded by a swarm of bloodthirsty Hatfields. But on a serious note, this site has received hundreds of hits over the past couple days from those seeking more information on the feud. With self interest in mind, I do not share Dimitri's concern about the frequency of blog posts being ranked high on new book Google searches. However, in this case, I am afraid that these new visitors will find that I actually haven't written too much on the feud participants [ see: review of The Other Feud: William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield in the Civil War and a brief content rundown for the 1863 volume from the Virginia at War series of essay compilations].