Marla Hardee Milling presents Wicked Asheville

Asheville is a wonderfully strange city, but it has a few shadows in its past. Teenager Helen Clevenger was brutally murdered at the luxurious Battery Park Hotel in 1936. William Dudley Pelley called himself "America's Hitler" and founded his Silver Legion in Asheville. He stirred up enough antiwar propaganda to go to prison. A desperado named Will Harris came into town on a cold night in November 1906 and left a trail of dead bodies and panic among Asheville citizens. Mayor Gallatin Roberts killed himself in the wake of collapsing banks. Asheville native Marla Hardee Milling delves into wicked stories of murder, sedition, corruption, arson and disease.

Marla Hardee Milling is a native of Asheville with ancestors on both sides of her family going back many generations in Western North Carolina. She's a full-time writer with more than eight hundred published articles and essays. She's a contributing editor for Blue Ridge Country and a freelance staff writer for and writes regularly for Capital at Play, Smoky Mountain Living and the Asheville Citizen-Times. Her byline has appeared in a wide range of publications, including Our State, WNC, AAA GO Magazine, Luxury Living, NICHE, American Style, Redbook, Parenting, Health, Kid's Heath, Women's Health & Fitness, Denver, Charleston, New Orleans Gourmet, Chocolate for a Woman's Soul II and many others. She's written two previous nonfiction books: Only in Asheville: An Eclectic History and Legends, Secrets and Mysteries of Asheville.

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ISBN: 9781467138802
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - September 17th, 2018