The Bluegrass Conspiracy

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iUniverse, Sep 11, 2001 - Social Science - 410 pages
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When Kentucky Blueblood Drew Thornton parachuted to his death in September 1985—carrying thousands in cash and 150 pounds of cocaine—the gruesome end of his startling life blew open a scandal that reached to the most secret circles of the U.S. government. The story of Thornton and “The Company” he served, and the lone heroic fight of State Policeman Ralph Ross against an international web of corruption is one of the most portentous tales of the 20th century.
 

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The Bluegrass Conspiracy

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Im from Kentucky so it was interesting reading about something that happened in your own backyard.A lot of characters and hard to keep up with who is who. Im reading it for the 2nd time to pick up on info I missed the first time. Hard book to put down. Read full review

The bluegrass conspiracy: an inside story of power, greed, drugs, and murder

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Denton, a former investigator for Jack Anderson, relates a sordid tale of corruption in Lexington, Kentucky. Among the major players were Governor John Y. Brown; his top political aides; former ... Read full review

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Contents

PROLOGUE
ix
PART 1
1
THE PREPPY MAFIA
3
THE COMPANY
55
HIGH AMBITIONS
153
PART 2
221
SOURED MASH
223
BLUEGRASS JUSTICE
321
AFTERWORD
361
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
373
INDEX
377
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Sally Denton is an investigative reporter, author, and historian who writes about the subjects others ignore from a drug conspiracy in Kentucky to organized crime in Las Vegas; from corruption within the Mormon Church to the hidden history of Manifest Destiny; from one of America s bitterest political campaigns to the powerful forces against Franklin D. Roosevelt. She has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Woodrow Wilson Public Scholar Fellowship, and the Black Mountain/Kluge Fellowship. She is the author of, among others, "The Money and the Power", "American Massacre", "The Bluegrass Conspiracy, "and "The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World".

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