This is the seventh chapter to Robert Carden’s story. Chapter 7 covers his long furlough and the 257 miles to return to his unit.
The year was 1932, it was election time and Eugene Talmadge decided he would throw his hat into the ring for Georgia Governor. It wasn’t long before he dominated the race due to his personality and the strong bonds he built with the farmers while Commissioner of Agriculture in the late 20’s. Talmadge didn’t have as much backing as when he was Commissioner of Agriculture due to the bureaucrats. Plus, the big money urbanites thought snobbishly that Talmadge was ‘too much of a bumpkin and redneck’ for their city tastes. Talmadge wouldn’t forget that, neither.
This is the sixth chapter to Robert Carden’s story. Chapter 6 covers hijinks, the purloin of liquor and snowball fights.
In 1905, Chattanooga, Tennessee, was hit with a wave of black on white crime. It was an era in which racial tensions were higher than they had been since Reconstruction. Blacks were being disenfranchised across Dixie, especially in states like Tennessee and Georgia. Between December 11th and 23rd, numerous crimes were committed by blacks upon whites, including rape, assault, and burglary. On Christmas Eve, a police constable was murdered by a black gambler; the following day, 8 more assaults and robberies were committed on whites.
This is the fifth chapter to Robert Carden’s story. Chapter 5 covers regrets, fierce fighting in Georgia and a brief peace with Yankee troops.