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Book details
  • Genre:TRUE CRIME
  • SubGenre:Organized Crime
  • Language:English
  • Pages:417
  • eBook ISBN:9780988212619

Dream Room

Tales of the Dixie Mafia

by Chet Nicholson

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Overview

Chet Nicholson's breakout true-crime book is a thrilling tale that takes the reader inside the infamous Dixie Mafia. The band of loosely organized criminals operated throughout the states of the old Confederacy. The more violent of their number robbed, burgled, extorted, and murdered throughout the South; while the kinder and gentler wing of the gang preferred gambling, liquor, and prostitution.

Description

Chet Nicholson's breakout true-crime book is a thrilling tale that takes the reader inside the infamous Dixie Mafia. The band of loosely organized criminals operated throughout the states of the old Confederacy. The more violent of their number robbed, burgled, extorted, and murdered throughout the South; while the kinder and gentler wing of the gang preferred gambling, liquor, and prostitution.

About the author

Chet Nicholson enlisted in the army paratroopers out of high school at 17, won the 101st Airborne Division rifle championship for new shooters at 300 meters when he was 18, was commissioned a 2nd Lt. at 19, and led a troop in Vietnam when he was 21. He returned to the United States after his release from active duty, earned a degree in English at Colorado State University, then worked as a federal investigator in the national security program for seven years before enrolling in the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he obtained his law degree in 1984. After that, Chet and his wife, Gail, also his law partner, practiced law on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, between New Orleans and Mobile until his death in 2014.

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