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Titre : Hidden History of Richmond
Éditeur : The History Press
Reliure : PAPERBACK
Etat du livre : New
1609496892 Brand New Book, Crisp and Clean. N° de réf. du libraire 34519
Synopsis : The course of Richmond's history as it emerged from the Civil War as a bustling economic powerhouse is well recorded. Yet there are some stories that have all but vanished from recollection. These lesser-known tales of the personalities who shaped the capital's past are unearthed from the archives by Richmond Guide writer Walter S. Griggs Jr. From the hushed whispers of an entire congregation as Robert E. Lee prayed with a slave at communion to the donation of over two hundred pigeons by fellow Richmonders to serve the war effort, these are lost vignettes of Richmond. Travel with Griggs to the bygone days of the twentieth century to test-drive the first successful automobile manufactured in Richmond, the Kline Kar, or witness the first airplane to fly over Richmond, the Gold Bug soaring over the Diamond. Hidden History of Richmond is a fascinating collection that reveals the city's forgotten but most remarkable histories.
A propos de l'auteur: Dr. Walter S. Griggs Jr. is a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he teaches law. He has also taught history courses in the Honors College. He holds a master's degree from the University of Richmond, a juris doctorate from the University of Richmond School of Law and a doctorate from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Griggs has written books on the Church Hill Tunnel (published by The History Press), the Civil War and moose, as well as numerous academic articles. He was awarded the Jefferson Davis Medal for his Civil War articles and books. For more than thirty years, he has written articles for the Richmond Guide, a local tourist magazine, on various subjects pertaining to local history. Griggs is married to the former Frances Pitchford, who, fortunately, is a retired English teacher. She edits and proofs his work. He is equally fortunate to have a daughter, Cara, who is an archivist for the Library of Virginia. Walter Griggs and his family live in Richmond.
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