For those of us fortunate to have been born and raised in Wilmington, the stories in Curious Tales From Old Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear: The Truth Behind the Legends, have been a part of our cultural fabric for generations. Much of Wilmington’s wealth is in its history, going back almost 500 years.
My former students in the Department of History at UNC Wilmington will recall my fondness for saying: “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Historians should be good storytellers when telling the stories of us. In Curious Tales, I turn that phrase on its head. “Never let a good story get in the way of the truth,” which can be even more interesting and intriguing.
The stories herein liberate our minds from the confines of reality and pique our imaginations. They reveal, in their own way, the nature and meaning of life and, in one case, life after life. Moreover, they are simply darn good yarns.
- 10 x 7", 103 pages
- 27 color photographs
- 18 B&W photographs
- 9 sepia tinted photographs
- 4 maps
- 13 newspaper notices
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