Bad Boy From Rosebud: the Murderous Life of Kenneth Allen Mcduff

Bad Boy From Rosebud: the Murderous Life of Kenneth Allen Mcduff

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Date: July 15, 1999
Creator: Lavergne, Gary M.
Description: In October of 1989, the State of Texas set Kenneth Allen McDuff, the Broomstick Murderer, free on parole. By choosing to murder again, McDuff became the architect of an extraordinarily intolerant atmosphere in Texas. The spasm of prison construction and parole reforms—collectively called the “McDuff Rules”—resulted from an enormous display of anger vented towards a system that allowed McDuff to kill, and kill again. Bad Boy from Rosebud is a chilling account of the life of one of the most heartless and brutal serial killers in American history. Gary M. Lavergne goes beyond horror into an analysis of the unbelievable subculture in which McDuff lived. Equally compelling are the lives of remarkable law enforcement officers determined to bring McDuff to justice, and their seven-year search for his victims. “Texas still feels the pain inflicted by Kenneth Allen McDuff, despite the relentless efforts of law enforcement officials to solve his crimes and bind up its wounds. Bad Boy from Rosebud is an impeccably researched, compellingly detailed account of the crimes and the long search for justice. Gary Lavergne takes us directly to the scenes of the crimes, deep inside the mind of a killer, and in the process learns not only ...
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[Blanton, Earle #2 - Industrial Arts]

[Blanton, Earle #2 - Industrial Arts]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Earle Blanton dressed in a suit as he poses near a glass window panel.
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[Portrait of Dean of Education Witt Blair #1]

[Portrait of Dean of Education Witt Blair #1]

Date: June 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Dean Witt Blair dressed in a suit as he poses for a portrait.
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[Portrait of Dean of Education Witt Blair #2]

[Portrait of Dean of Education Witt Blair #2]

Date: June 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Dean Witt Blair dressed in a suit as he poses for a portrait.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Pat Boone Holding Microphone]

[Pat Boone Holding Microphone]

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Description: Photograph of Pat Boone sitting on a stool and holding a microphone.
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[Blankenship, William #1 - Alumnus; Opera Singer]

[Blankenship, William #1 - Alumnus; Opera Singer]

Date: October 3, 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of alumnus William Blankenship, an opera singer, dressed in a suit posing for a photograph with a chair.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Dr. Clifford Blackburn in Black Tie]

[Dr. Clifford Blackburn in Black Tie]

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Description: Dr. Clifford Blackburn dressed in formal black tie as he poses for a photograph in an office setting.
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[Blankenship, William #3 - Alumnus; Opera Singer]

[Blankenship, William #3 - Alumnus; Opera Singer]

Date: October 3, 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of alumnus William Blankenship, an opera singer, dressed in a suit posing for a photograph with a chair.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Blankenship, William #2 - Alumnus; Opera Singer]

[Blankenship, William #2 - Alumnus; Opera Singer]

Date: October 3, 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of alumnus William Blankenship, an opera singer, dressed in a suit posing for a photograph with a chair.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Pat Boone Convenience Store Portrait]

[Pat Boone Convenience Store Portrait]

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Description: Photograph of Pat Boone posing for a photo in a convenience store.
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