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Thread: Hatfield McCoy feud story

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    Hatfield McCoy feud story

    I need to read this book! The Coffin Quilt: The Feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys (1999) The Coffin Quilt is a novel by Ann Rinaldi that was first published in 1999. Set in Kentucky, it tells the story of the Hatfield-McCoy feud in the late 19th century through the eyes of Fanny, a young female member of the McCoy family. Choosing between family and what is right is one of the major decisions Fanny McCoy has to make. When the McCoys decide to wage a war against a rival family, the Hatfields, things start to get out of hand; four of her brothers are killed by Hatfields.
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    This story will begin for three nights tonight at 9 p.m. on A&E I think; The Hatfields and McCoys, stars Kevin Costner.

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    I love Ann Rinaldi books. She writes YA, but doesnt write down to teens. Very adult and interesting.
    I cant remember if I have read this one, I guess it is time to check it out. Thanks for mentioning it.
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    I hope I can stay awake to watch the movie. Barb
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    If you can find it, the movie Matewan is a decent bit of the history of the area (WV--Kentucky border) that includes Sid Hatfield of the feuding family and the terrible conditions coal miners and their families endured and ultimately fought against.

    Another movie is Roseanna McCoy that came out in 1949 and is set in the nineteenth century.
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    I preset my dvr player Friday night when I heard this was going to be on. It runs in 5 parts.

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    The Hatfields and McCoys will be on the History Channel here if you have Charter Cable at 8 pm Central time

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    I have it scheduled to record to DVR as well when it's over a long time frame I like to record it so I can fast forward through all of the commercials! It looks like it should be interesting from the promos I've seen I don't think there are many that haven't heard the term feuding like the Hatfields & McCoys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila_H View Post
    I have it scheduled to record to DVR as well when it's over a long time frame I like to record it so I can fast forward through all of the commercials! It looks like it should be interesting from the promos I've seen I don't think there are many that haven't heard the term feuding like the Hatfields & McCoys.
    I live in West Virginia and have always been interested in our states history. I have read The Coffin Quilt and I think you all will enjoy the story. Also, I am old enough to have seen the movie, Rosanna McCoy. The premier was held in Wheeling where I live. Farley Granger was the main actor and was there. My sister and I walked out of the theater with him. What a memory!

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    Please don't tell me what happens. I have it taped. My husband is gone on Military duty. :-( Will be home soon. :-)He made me promise not to watch until he gets home. Sister told me this morning that it is good.

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    Can't wait to see the new movie on history channel. I have our DVR set to tape all, and I am going to wait to watch with my DH when he gets home from working up north this week. Going to check out "The Coffin Quilt", sounds very interesting.
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    Watch the first part last night and loved it!
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    I knew about the histor of the H/Mc's but I lasted about 5 minutes when the documentary came on last night; just too violent for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynjo View Post
    I knew about the histor of the H/Mc's but I lasted about 5 minutes when the documentary came on last night; just too violent for me.
    My husband started to watch the show and turned it--he said it was just a bunch of tobacco chewing derelicts.

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    I bought that book a couple years ago. I put it on the shelf thread later and forgot all about it. I guess it is later. lol
    Thanks for reminding me.

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    The movie is very rustic. The scenes are very realistic as to the time era. It all looks like reality too me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynjo View Post
    I knew about the histor of the H/Mc's but I lasted about 5 minutes when the documentary came on last night; just too violent for me.
    I've been watching it- agree that it's so violent and bloody. It does fascinate me to watch the terrible way things escalate and get out of hand and then get more out of hand. I'm going to watch it tonight too to see the finish. ANd those of you who are recording to avoid commericials - SMART MOVE! They really load them on.
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    it's on the history channel and it's really good.

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    I bought the book "Coffin Quilt" a few years ago. Loved it! I then bought a copy of it to send to my Mom because I didn't want to part with my copy. It is a great book. As for the 3 part movie on the History channel, we are recording it. Parts of it are hard to keep up with the story.
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    I do hope some of it is an exaggeration of those hill people. Coming from and living in the South, we get such a bad rep and movies like this just strengthen that. Hopefully, we have come a long way Baby!
    Also..... Those wives and mothers had a heartbreaking life, I'm sure.
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    I watched the first installment last night. I can't imagine the lives and conditions of those days. Very harsh and the women had a particularly hard time. While it is a gritty story, it has a lot of lessons and because it is a term " fighting like the Hatfield's and McCoy's" that I heard all my life, I want to know the whole story. I did record it and was so glad as the first 30 minutes were ad free....then every 5 minutes.....YUCK! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in history. While it is somewhat graphic, I believe it was research well......Kevin Costner is a history buff.

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    About the Hatfield/McCoy series currently running on the History Channel, there was an article in today's paper that part one had the highest rating of any basic cable non-sports program in cable history!

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    I just did a reserve on The Coffin Quilt by Ann Rinaldi with our public library. I was just tickled that they had it. Can't wait to read it. I've DVR the movies, but waiting to watch with my DH.

    Quote Originally Posted by lynn_z View Post
    I need to read this book! The Coffin Quilt: The Feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys (1999) The Coffin Quilt is a novel by Ann Rinaldi that was first published in 1999. Set in Kentucky, it tells the story of the Hatfield-McCoy feud in the late 19th century through the eyes of Fanny, a young female member of the McCoy family. Choosing between family and what is right is one of the major decisions Fanny McCoy has to make. When the McCoys decide to wage a war against a rival family, the Hatfields, things start to get out of hand; four of her brothers are killed by Hatfields.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reginalovesfabric View Post
    it's on the history channel and it's really good.
    Hello, Hattiesburg! They did a feature on this series tonight on "NBC Nightly News" -- evidently it's a real ratings powerhouse. Here's a story re that --->

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1553923.html
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    I wasn't expecting it to be this popular.

    http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/...atfield-mccoys

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