Book: Strange But True, America - Weird Tales from All 50 States by John Hafnor
categories: Book, Weird Tales, Civil War, Trivia, U.S. Presidents, Revolutionary War, California, Texas, State History, New York, Florida, Colonial History, American History
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John Hafnor about this book: The engaging book Strange But True, America brings fresh perspectives on the historic folklore of America. "Get ready to see every state in a new way." said author John Hafnor. "Delivered at staccato pace, these 100 oddball tales are irreverent, quirky, often mysterious and always the simple truth." Hafnor's inspiration for this series (He has published "Strange" books for Colorado and South Dakota with others planned.) was the late Paul Harvey and his iconic "The Rest of the Story" radio series. "I admired his brevity, historical accuracy, and the twist ending that demanded listener attention until the punch line," said Hafnor. The tales include the time when George Washington died. He was actually killed by his own team of doctors, who one by one bled him to death (believing that blood in a sick person was contaminated. Then a doctor arrived 24 hours after the death, and proposed to reanimate the frozen body of the president. This and other little-known tales in Strange But True America.
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