Wicked Richmond

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Overview
Home to many of the nation's original founders and statesmen, Richmond has a history that runs as deep as America itself. Yet within these depths lies something darker. For despite its illustrious reputation, Richmond has a sordid streak. Venture through the city's colorful history of vice, intrigue and subterfuge with author Beth Brown as she traces the scandalous stories that pepper Richmond's past. From colonial founding to the Prohibition era and beyond, Wicked Richmond presents a comprehensive look at the city's murky history. Whether it's tales of Civil War espionage, Spanish pirates captured off the Virginia coast and brought to justice in Richmond, rumrunners peddling liquor during Prohibition or the misadventures of upper-crust colonial families, Wicked Richmond captures the spirit of debauchery that runs through this historic city's past.
Details
ISBN: 9781596298699
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: Virginia
Series: Wicked
Images: 24
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Beth Brown is a writer, artist and hobby historian who combines those interests to create a diverse mix of books and visual pieces. Her other works include Haunted Plantations of Virginia, a Library of Virginia Literary Award Finalist. Beth is a seventh-generation Richmonder and hopes to someday see electric streetcars return to the city.