"Alther is an expert on the subject of the feud."
--Wall Street Journal
"An exhaustively researched, well written, and beautifully produced volume...that considers not only the events of the feud and their consequences but the complex web of unique circumstances...that allowed the conflict to continue for so long."
--Knoxville News Sentinel
"Well researched and finely written...Alther goes beyond the bloody facts, showing how utterly American the feud was, and how it reverberates yet today...But the best part is tracking the bloodstained characters through their astounding, outrageous lives. Lots of photographs spice things up even more."
--Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
"Alther's book is well researched ... a fever dream of bloody revenge and forbidden romance deep in the mountains."
"BLOOD FEUD joins a host of key paradigm-shifting books about mountain identity, including 'Miners, Millhands, and Mountaineers' by Ronald Eller and 'The Mind of the South' by W.J. Cash...[and] also great Appalachian memoirs such as John O'Brien's 'At Home in the Heart of Appalachia.'" -- Rob Neufeld, Asheville Citizen Times
Great book to read about history and kinda follows the movie. Have loaned mine out to several friends.Published 24 days ago by Miss Pitty Pat
That book is not worth the paper it is written on. She knows nothing at all about the real history. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Von Dehart
The book was awesome and i really enjoyed the last couple chapters of it the way she has the little facts about the feud and the aftermath of the people who participated in it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by t cornell
Wow! Most people chuckle when they hear the phrase, "Hatfields and McCoys." Not anymore, not after reading this book! There's no humor in the bloodbath ignorance that prevailed. Read morePublished 4 months ago by sharon waltz
I was hoping for a fair and impartial account of this historical event. Unfortunately, like most others I have read, it is one more account written by a relative of one side or... Read morePublished 4 months ago by jim boyd
Very interesting and well written. The author did extensive research. Seems to follow closely the plot of the series on the History channel.Published 5 months ago by Kimberly Link
One of the best miniseries I have watched in a long time. Costner is great in a role that paints him in a somewhat unfavorable light. I am now watching it for the 3rd time.Published 8 months ago by Richard G. Evansii