MY OWN STORY An account of the conditions in Kentucky leading to the assassination of William Goebel, who was declared governor of the State, and my indictment and conviction on the charge of complicity in his murder

Author: Powers (Caleb)
Year: 1905
Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Co. (Indianapolis)
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: Vg.
Price: 45.00
Hardback. Caleb Powers was a United States Representative from Kentucky and the first Secretary of State of Kentucky convicted as an accessory to murder. Powers was convicted of complicity in the assassination of Governor William Goebel in 1900. The prosecution charged that Powers was the mastermind, having a political opponent killed so that his boss, Governor William S. Taylor, could stay in office. He was sentenced to prison. An appeals court overturned Powers' conviction, though Powers was tried three more times, resulting in two convictions and a hung jury. Governor Augustus E. Willson pardoned Powers in 1908. Powers had served 8 years in jail. While in prison, Powers authored this book. With Portrait Frontis/tissue-guard, Illus., Appendices. 490pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. lightly browned pp., mks. to lower cover o/w Vg.


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