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Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Montana History (Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Histo) Paperback – Bargain Price, October 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Series: Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Histo
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: TwoDot; 1st edition (October 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585920320
  • ASIN: B008SMCRZI
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,954,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Author-editor Dave Walter and authors Jon Axline, Salina Davis, Jodie Foley, Lyndel Meikle, and Anne Sturdevant carefully document the lives of individuals, associations, and companies and their climbs to the ultimate in jerk status. Selected from the increasingly popular Montana History Conference session - Jerks in Montana History - this collection of Montana Hall of Shame members includes Montana's first Unabomber Ike Gravelle, the outspoken members of Montana's 1889 Constitutional Convention, and Missoula's Madam Mary Gleim, among others.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Johanna Harness on January 14, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a great collection of stories about some truly despicable characters in Montana's history. In the introduction, the editor explains that the work, "legitimately falls within a strong Montana tradition of looking with irreverence at our predecessors." Being raised in a state with its own share of characters who make me cringe, I found the essays in this book liberating to read. We can look at the jerks in our history for what they are while moving forward. The essay on Calamity Jane by Jon Axline was particularly well-written as was "Missoula's Murderous Madam: The Life of Mary Gleim," by Jodie Foley.
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I bought this because my Great Grandpa is a good guy in one of the essays. The book provided more detail on the family tale. The book is well written and a fast read.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Northwoods on April 23, 2002
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You will be repeled by some of the subjects in this book and bored by others. This is a collection of essays by different authors, each proceded by a summary. Sometimes the summary would have been enough and the actual essay could have been skipped. I kept "wanting more" for each jerk covered.
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By Nancy White on August 13, 2014
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bought for husband the history nut
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