Travel along with the most feared man in Southern Maryland. So notorious even the mob backed down. Cops who went after him found themselves in federal court on the losing side. His name is Ken Rossignol and he packs a fully loaded Smith & Corona (or at least the digital equivalent).
Ken's ammo: words. He's a champion of the First Amendment and an old fashioned pain in the ass. The story of St. Mary's today is one about advocacy journalism coming to a community where the press wasn't known for acting this way. No more go-along to get along. There wasn't a hand providing nourishment that Rossignol wouldn't take a little flesh and muscle from. At one point or another Ken pissed off just about everyone, including a couple governors of Maryland and me.
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An Important Read
- Thomas S. Kimball
Fascinating story of a small newspaper editor!
It was a great experience listening to this book. The narrator's voice and the very interesting story had me wanting to keep listening. I was surprised when the end of the book came and I realized that I had been listening all day.
I really enjoyed all of the adventures of the author as he worked hard to bring the news to his readers. He dug deep to bring the facts public and let them come up with their own opinion. This was all done while having to work long hours and carry out all the different tasks needed.
The performance was very good and quite enjoyable. His voice is easy to listen to but does not put you to sleep.
How a small newspaper shakes up the local area to bring about better law enforcement.
A great way to spend an afternoon!
- Donna Wiebe