A fearless lawman on a crusade against the mobsters and murderers ruling the state line between Mississippi and Tennessee in the 1960s, Sheriff Buford Pusser was larger than life. During the six years he served as sheriff, Pusser jailed thousands of criminals. He was shot, ambushed, and stabbed multiple times. At one point, he even wrestled, and successfully defeated, a bear. Made famous as the Walking Tall sheriff wielding a big stick, Buford Pusser has been the subject of four feature films, a television series, and a handful of books. Now for the first time, Buford Pusser’s daughter presents the story of the McNairy County sheriff’s life and legacy as it has truly never been told before.
Devoted to the memory of her legendary father, Dwana Pusser traces his life from his childhood in Adamsville, Tennessee, in 1937 through his death in an automobile crash in 1974. This intimate, thrilling, and heartfelt biography presents Pusser as only his family and closest friends knew him. From the highly publicized and tragic ambush that resulted in the death of Pusser’s wife to the private, tender memories only a daughter can relate about her beloved father, all of the events of Pusser’s life unfold in this engaging and exciting read. A well-deserved addition to the lore surrounding the celebrated sheriff, this title is certain to surprise and captivate old and new Buford Pusser fans alike.