Sit back, pour a glass of your favorite beverage and prepare for a rollicking good read, because stories of history and the great outdoors are never dull when New York Times bestselling author Tim Rowland is doing the telling.
Tim writes of presidents who rode fast into battle—and then rode away even faster; of women who dressed as men so they could fight in the Civil War; of Shakespearian street gangs; and of a battlefield monument cast in honor of Benedict Arnold's foot.
These fascinating tales have lurked just beneath the surface of the tedious dates, policies and troop movements that history books have been force-feeding us for far too long. In a delightfully entertaining style, Tim Rowland mines this historical gold for those who are ready to give history a second chance.
Now with the release of Politics Weird-O-Pedia, Tim Rowland conclusively demonstrates today’s political culture is no more unhinged than it has been at any point in world history. In fact, we may comfort ourselves knowing that at points in the past, politics has been much more bizarre than it is now. Today, for example, at least we are no longer cementing thousands of live humans into our public works projects. That we know of. Politics Weird-O-Pedia is chock full of strange, funny and sometimes unnerving episodes in political history. At least, as we view today’s politicians, we can take comfort in knowing that they come by it honestly.