Here we come face-to-face with some of the most famous movers and shakers in American history--"Stonewall" Jackson, George Armstrong Custer, Nat Turner, Huey Long, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Isadore Duncan, and many others, including the Goat Man of Dixie, Nikola Tesla, P.T. Barnum, Edgar Cayce, Marcus Garvey, Tecumseh and Lizzie Borden. Instead of rehashing the time-worn facts, Mr. Floyd, a historian, journalist, screenwriter and author of seven previous books, focuses on the "dark side" of these notoriously naughty individuals.
This "wickedly delightful" little collection of mini-biographies shows there is "more to history than meets the eye," and is bound to please readers of all ages, from mid-schools through adult years. Highly recommended. -- anonymous
A former European correspondent for United Press International, he worked for The Florida Times-Union and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He later lectured at Georgia Southern University and Augusta State University. He is also a former nationally syndicated newspaper columnist.
Containing extremely short biographies of some of the most intriguing people in American History, "The Good, The Bad & the Mad" is a book well worth reading for anyone who is... Read morePublished on May 3, 2007 by K. Sozaeva
I'm not sure the author of this book knows the definition of 'weird'. What makes Isadora Duncan 'weird' or Tecumseh or 80% of the other people listed in this book? Read morePublished on January 26, 2002 by shpxurnq