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( Read E-pub ) ó Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath Á Family lore claimed his ancestor was murdered in Mississippi Newspapers and court records said the man and four other victims were killed and incinerated in his remote country store But the case was never solved Now, afteryears of investigating, the great great grandson of the slain carpetbagger reveals what really happened This is a case study for how to build historical context around an ancestral event, depicting graphically how family history and history converge I enjoyed this book as much as someone can when the subject matter is so serious and dark I attended school in Rolling Fork, Ms all 13 years of my elementary and high school years I have always enjoyed books with familiar locales and peoplethan others I recognized many of the places and names that were important in this story and cherish the opportunity to understand the culture and history of my home place. If ever you get the opportunity to listen to John Philip Colletta Lecture in person, I can tell you this volume is only slightly less riveting than listening to the author speak Only a Few Bones, was impossible to put down once opened In this very concise treatise, Colletta takes an old family legend and methodically peels away facts from hearsay, collects evidence from multiple sources and keeps conjecture down to pragmatic level His projection of thought onto the participants, where it occu If ever you get the opportunity to listen to John Philip Colletta Lecture in person, I can tell you this volume is only slightly less riveting than listening to the author speak Only a Few Bones, was impossible to put down once opened In this very concise treatise, Colletta takes an old family legend and methodically peels away facts from hearsay, collects evidence from multiple sources and keeps conjecture down to pragmatic level His projection of thought onto the participants, where it occurs, is plausible and attached to reasonable artifact and written evidence I have not been this taken with the written reconstruction of an historical event, since I first read Tuchmans The Zimmerman Telegram.Well done sir This book is an excellent integration of historical context with family genealogical history 30 years of research based on letters, newspapers, court records, deeds etc enabled the author to tell the compelling story of Joe Ring s family, his life in Buffalo, NY and his eventual death in the Mississippi Delta The narrative detail is incredible and can serve as a model for those who would also like to write a family history. After hearing a presentation by Dr Colletta I bought his book This is a wonderfully well researched and documented study of the pre and post Civil War history of the Delta area of Mississippi Great story well told and what a terrific example of the proper documentation of your family history.