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eBook A Matter of Conscience: Redemption of a Hometown Hero, Bobby Hoppe ePub

by Dennie B. Burke,Sherry L. Hoppe

  • ISBN: 1609560019
  • Category: True Crime
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Dennie B. Burke,Sherry L. Hoppe
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wakestone Press; 1st edition (October 5, 2010)
  • Pages: 370
  • ePub book: 1601 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1878 kb
  • Other: mobi lrf lit mbr
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 318

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A Matter of Conscience book. Yes it tells us about hometown football hero, Bobby Hoppe and the terrible secret that he has lived with for 31 years.

A Matter of Conscience book. Yes, we get an up close and personal look at famous defense attorney Bobby Lee Cox, but we also get the story of true love and of a couple that truly live for each other. Bobby Hoppe has had to face up to the fact that he indeed killed a man 31 years ago, and he has admitted this to This true life story of Bobby Hoppe is much more than a true-crime story, or a true-legal story.

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A Matter of Conscience is Bobby Hoppe s story. Let me make it clear to those of you who enjoy nothing but the cold, hard facts of criminal cases, A Matter of Conscience doesn t fit that bill. It is as much a memoir of Bobby Hoppe s days as a football star as it is about the criminal case.

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Sherry Hoppe tells the story of her love for and the mystery surrounding her husband Bobby Hoppe, a hometown football hero with a dark secret from his past. ISBN13: 9781609560010.

A Matter of Conscience: Redemption of a Hometown Hero, Bobby Hoppe. Coauthors & Alternates

A Matter of Conscience: Redemption of a Hometown Hero, Bobby Hoppe. by Sherry L. Hoppe, Dennie B. ISBN 9781609560010 (978-1-60956-001-0) Hardcover, Wakestone Press, 2010. Find signed collectible books: 'A Matter of Conscience: Redemption of a Hometown Hero, Bobby Hoppe'. Coauthors & Alternates. Learn More at LibraryThing. Dennie B. Burke at LibraryThing. Sherry Hoppe tells the story of her love for and the mystery surrounding her husband Bobby Hoppe, a hometown football hero with a dark secret from his past. Wakestone Press, 9781609560010, 370pp. Publication Date: August 1, 2010. Enter your zip code below to purchase from an indie close to you.

1:00 a.m., July 20, 1957. Auburn football star Bobby Hoppe was enjoying a beautiful mid-summer night as he headed home from a date with his girlfriend. He certainly wasn t expecting trouble as he drove down the steep, winding road in North Chattanooga. When a darkened car, its headlights off, cruised up behind him, he assumed it was old high school buddies playing a prank. But as the driver pulled alongside and pointed a pistol at his head, Hoppe recognized his sister s ex-lover, a disreputable whiskey runner. A shot was fired, the car fell back, and Hoppe fled for his life.

No one in town wanted to believe the hometown hero was a killer, and the authorities turned their heads, allowing the case to become another unsolved homicide. But for Hoppe it was a moment seared into memory, plaguing his conscience constantly. He fled to Auburn, to the football field where he could exorcize his demons by running and hitting, and where his senior leadership helped lead the Tigers to the 1957 national championship. As years passed, Hoppe struggled to appear normal. No one saw into his dark conscience or knew he was always seeking penance, yet never able to forgive himself.

In an historic indictment, Hoppe was charged with first-degree murder thirty-one years later, although witnesses had died, police records had been lost, and memories had faded. Bobby Hoppe s demons were exposed to the light and his loved ones saw for the first time what lay hidden behind his stoic mask.

Sherry Hoppe knew her husband intimately, they shared a deep love, but until the eve of that fateful indictment she did not know his innermost secret, that Bobby Hoppe had killed a man.

Through reliving the dramatic trial, where one of America s great attorneys, Bobby Lee Cook, defended her husband with all the skill and wit he could muster, Sherry Hoppe tells the story of her love and the mystery submerged in Hoppe s conscience as he faced the consequences of that fateful morning in July. In the weeks before his death in 2008, with Bobby s blessing, Sherry began to write his story, pouring through trial transcripts, combing through boxes of old newspaper clippings and interviewing friends, family and witnesses.

Fifty years have passed since that traumatic event, and mystery still surrounds Bobby Hoppe, his demons have been banished, but what really happened that night?

Comments

Arith Arith
From beginning to end this book exemplifies what it means to stand by a loved one in their hour of need. Sherry Hoppe and Dennie Burke have taken the cold facts of a tragedy and turned them into a story filled with nostalgia, mystery, betrayal, but most importantly, steadfast love. Bobby Hoppe has been living for 31 years with the knowledge that he has caused a man's death. He knows his actions were taken in split second self-defense, but the horror of that one moment permeates the rest of his life.

Having been a high school football star in Chattanooga, TN, and later at Auburn University, it was only natural for him to become a couch. For years he serves as an exemplary role model for the many young men who play on his football teams. None of these students, or his friends and family, not even his wife, Sherry, have any idea of the dark secret he carries within his soul.

This book is Sherry Hoppe's final gift to her husband. In painstaking detail, she reveals each layer of this intriguing story. The reader is transported through time and carefully introduced to the pivotal characters who played an essential role in Hoppe's life, both before, and after, July 20, 1957. I feel sure that Sherry Hoppe's only motive in writing this book was to finally set the record straight on what truly happened that fateful night, but this reader wants more. I think this story has every ingredient for a movie. We flock to see fictional characters portrayed on the screen, but this is a true story of a good and decent man's struggle to find redemption. "What more could Hollywood want?"
Akirg Akirg
Truth is stranger than fiction, it has been said, and that is definitely true with this true story that reads like a gripping crime novel.

For 31 years, a star football player holds and keeps a deep dark secret within his heart, mind,and soul--the fact that, while a college student, he killed a man in a drive-by shooting.

Then, 31 years later, a preacher violates his oath of confidentialty and privacy, the player is indicted, his secret becomes public and his good life threatens to fall part in ways he could not imgaine, not even his 31 years of fear and secrecy.

This is one helluva book. Written by his wife, the book carefully outlines all aspects and entities of the story, from his days in Chattanooga in the early fifites, through his college career at Auburn and through the later successes of his life--always haunted by that one, deep, dark and terrible secret.

The writer, a former college president, is careful to include not only her husband's story, but also those of the victim, his family and the prosecutors.

Law and Order, Matlock, Perry Mason,this book has elements of them all---and it is all true.
Undeyn Undeyn
Being from the Chattanooga Area I remember the trial happening. But reading the background was much more enlightening. When I started reading I did not want to put it down. I wanted to see everything that happened. The news articles at the time did not do justice to the actual event. I happen to know Sherry Hoppe as a teacher and I was at Chattanooga Valley when Bobby was the head football coach. But little did I or anyone know the background of their life. This book is well worth the time spent reading. And in my opinion the legal system in Chattanooga and Hamilton County should be ashamed to the fiasco they called that trial.
Jothris Jothris
Being from Alabama and knowing about Bobby Hoppe when he was at Auburn the story really intrigued me. I vaguely remembered the fact that he had killed a person and was constantly being sought to be tried and convicted for the murder. The Book, A Matter of Conscience :Redemption of a Hometown Hero, Bobby Hoppe, brought out many details I didn't remember reading in the paper. However I was in the Army and was away from Alabama Most of the years of 1956-1958. But The author who is Bobby's wife really did a great job of presenting Bobby's case. I would Recommend the book to anyone familiar with Bobby's story or just someone who likes a good Whodunnit! Would make a good movie! Marion Hamaker, Birmingham, Alabama
Doukree Doukree
The authors of the Bobby Hoppe story share with us the soul truth of the conscience of man. We see the aspirations of a shy hometown football hero turn dark with haunting memories of an unforgetable deed and his redemption thirty years later. The authors bring the story to life. We are introduced to feelings of hopelessness, betrayal and anguish on the one side and then are resurected with an enduring faith in God, lifetime friendships and unconditional love. Aremarkable true story. Well done ladies.
Iarim Iarim
Enjoyed reading this book because it was about people who live near us. It was well written by the wife of the main character. True stody.
Risky Strong Dromedary Risky Strong Dromedary
Great Story
Great Man!!
I personally know the author and enjoyed this experience from her perspective. It amazes me how honestly she portrays the circumstances and shows such support for her husband. I truly admire her.