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.
Strange and Obscure Stories of Washington, D.C., becomes Tim Rowland’s latest in a series of titles featuring fascinating historical vignettes that have largely flown under the radar of the American public. The Strange and Obscure histories are juicy, insightful and frequently funny accounts proving that truth really is stranger, and, yes, more entertaining, than fiction.