“THE POLITICS OF UGLY”

JACKSON vs ADAMS

— DIRTIEST CAMPAIGN EVER — The year’s presidential election ranks among the nastiest ever—campaigns laced with noisy and negative words and images, empty promises, threats, and pandering. But it’s not the only political crusade distinguished by its gloomy and cynical nature.

The 19th-century featured a heavy dose of political ugliness.  

The 1828 election, for example, stands as one of the nastiest on record., a verbal slugfest between Andrew Jackson […]

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“AUTHOR DAVID F. DODGE”

CRIME FICTION

 

David F. Dodge, a Certified Public Accountant, looked across the room at his wife Elva, who sat in a comfortable chair reading a mystery novel,  and said, “I bet I could write a better mystery than the one you’re reading.”

Elva looked up and raised her eyebrows. “Oh? How much would you like to wager?” 

“Five bucks,” he said.

With a five-spot on the line, Dodge […]

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“THE SEIGE”

DEPUTY U.S. MARSHAL

— ONE OF THE BRAVEST —  A glimmer of sunlight settled across the horizon in the early morning of November 3, 1892, when a sixteen-man posse prepared to launch an attack on a mountain fortress in the Going Snake District, a remote area of the Cherokee Nation.

Deputy U.S. Marshals Paden Tolbert and G.S. “Cap” White headed up the posse that surrounded the double-walled log fortress where Ned Christie took refuge. […]

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“DANCE OF DEATH”

Ft Union, New Mexico

  — BACK FROM THE BEYOND — The outside doors of the Fort Union dance hall slammed open with a heavy thud and a strong wind swept across tables at the wedding celebration, snuffing out most of the candles.

Seconds later, a shrill, almost animal-like moan echoed through the room.

The frightened partygoers snapped their heads toward the front entrance only to discover the body of a dead man wearing […]

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