James Higdon's The Cornbread Mafia is a rarity, reports Mike Riggs: It's a book about the drug trade that avoids the handwringing and tearjerking that has come to define modern drug reporting. If anything, Higdon goes too far in praising the outlaws who built the flourishing pot industry based in Marion County, Kentucky.
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