Boek cover Unvarnished Arkansas van Steven Teske

Unvarnished Arkansas

The Naked Truth about Nine Famous Arkansans

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uitgever Butler Centre for Arkansas Studies
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Aantal paginas 160 pagina's
Illustraties Met illustraties
Auteur(s) Steven Teske
Uitgever Butler Centre for Arkansas Studies
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 134 g
Studieboek Nee
Verpakking breedte 150 mm
Verpakking hoogte 15 mm
Verpakking lengte 230 mm

Boekbeschrijving

A man squanders his family fortune until he is penniless, loses every time he runs for public office, and yet is so admired by the people of Arkansas that the General Assembly names a county in his honor. A renowned writer makes her home in the basement of a museum until she is sued by some of the most prominent women of the state regarding the use of the rooms upstairs. A brilliant inventor who nearly built the first airplane is also vilified for his eccentricity and possible madness. Author Steven Teske rummages through Arkansas's colorful past to find--and unvarnish --some of the state's most controversial and fascinating figures. The nine people featured in this collection are not the most celebrated products of Arkansas. More than half of them were not even born in Arkansas, although all of them lived in Arkansas and contributed to its history and culture. But each of them has achieved a certain stature in local folklore, if not in the story of the state as a whole.

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