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Selectively Lawless

Selectively Lawless

The True Story of Emmett Long, an American Original

by Asa Dunnington

About The Book

In Selectively Lawless, Asa Dunnington narrates the adventures, foibles, and fables of his outlaw uncle, Emmett Long.

Emmett Long was born and raised in a sharecropping family in Texas, along with his eight siblings. He lost his taste for honest work watching his large itinerant family slaving their lives away in the cotton fields of Texas. His journey takes him from prison to the company of other (famous) outlaws, but he doesn't go out in a blaze of glory. He then settles down, raises a family, finds God, and ends his days as a successful rancher.

—Hollywood Book Review

Publication date June 10,2023
Language English
ISBN (Paperback)
979-8-88963-748-6 (E-BOOK)
Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Mystery/Crime
Pages 168
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 7.000" x 10.000" (254mm x 178mm)

About The Author

Asa Dunnington was born on June 7, 1939, in Logan, Iowa. He has had a wide variety of fascinating jobs, from writing for a newspaper to serving in the air force to working on a presidential campaign.

His first wife was Emmett Long's niece, and when Dunnington met her on a family vacation, he knew he had found someone special. He agreed to record Emmett's life.

Dunnington is now married to his second wife, Cheryl. He has three children and nine grandchildren.

He has also written his autobiography, What a Life!


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