Author presents new book about old feud Saturday in the public library of Orleans
Updated on April 8, 2019 11:53 AM
(ORLEANS) – Author and former on-air personality, Bob Moody, will be present to discuss his book "The Terror of Indiana: Bent Jones and the Moody-Tolliver Feud" in the Orléans Public Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Moody, born in Arkansas, spent nearly five decades in the radio business as an on-air personality, program director, consultant and programmer for companies. He worked at stations in San Antonio, Denver, Detroit, Shreveport, Baltimore and at WAKY in Louisville. As a consultant he served dozens of radio stations in the United States and Canada, while working with Nationwide Communications, McVay Media, Regent Communications and Townsquare Media; and he served on the board of directors of both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. In 2007 he was initiated into the Country Music Radio Hall of Fame.
During his work in Louisville, Moody became interested in the Moody-Tolliver Feud, a direct descendant of James Moody (1803-1883) who was the eldest brother of feudal victim Thomas Moody. Retired in 2016, the author extensively researched the feud and discovered new information that was first revealed in the book.
The Moody-Tolliver Feud took place near Orleans, years before the famous feud between the Hatfields and McCoys. According to the jacket of the book: "A surprise marriage followed by a fatal accident threw two wealthy peasant families in Indiana into a dispute that quickly escalated into murder and arson … The facts include a fire bomb, cold-blooded murder, accused murderers shooting at a mob from a prison, the daring horsefight of a doctor accused of the crime, dramatic trials for & # 39; one of the most celebrated cases in the history of Western case law & # 39; and a villain described by the press if & # 39; The Terror of Indiana & # 39 ;. & # 39;
The true story of Bent Jones and the Moody-Tolliver Feud is the result of extensive research by Bob Moody, newly discovered documents and reports from more than a hundred newspapers from the time of the feud. Moody will share background information about the book and his research, as well as conduct a lecture from the pages. The book itself is available to purchase for $ 15 per copy, and Moody will be happy to include his signature with purchase.
The event, sponsored by the Orange County Historical Society in collaboration with the Orléans Public Library, is free and open to the public.
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