Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues: Incredible True Tales of Mischief and Mayhem

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Product Details

Price
$18.95
Publisher
Prometheus Books
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.06 X 0.85 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781616149277

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About the Author

Paul Martin, who spent more than thirty years with the National Geographic Society as an editor and writer, is the author of Secret Heroes: Everyday Americans Who Shaped Our World (William Morrow, 2012); Land of the Ascending Dragon: Rediscovering Vietnam (Gates & Bridges, 1997); two other nonfiction books and more than a hundred articles.

Reviews

""Martin's rich and varied portraits display misbehavior, from simple idiocy and apathy to conniving con men, gold diggers, and gamblers.... They make a pretty reprehensible bunch, but Martin puts their crimes in context while keeping the book entertaining and informative." --Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW "This collection of exceptionally well-crafted historical portraits deals, in descending order, with monsters, the merely evil, and the unscrupulous.... Apart from his literate writing, Martin also has the knack for passing harsh judgments when they are deserved and also withholding them when they are not. A model of how to write short popular history." --Booklist Praise for Secret Heroes: "Will surprise and, perhaps, inspire readers." --Booklist "Self-sacrifice and determination abound in the tales....Meticulously researched, Martin holds his subjects in deserved high-esteem." --Publishers Weekly "Reverent character sketches of some unusually self-reliant Americans....Inspirational yarns of exceptional folks who made a difference...surprisingly entertaining." --Kirkus Reviews