"Why do people hate history but love stories based on history?" the opening line of the "Preface" of this fabulous new book by Charles A. Mills.
We are hosting a virtual book chat/meet the author event about this fabulous book on September 16th at 6:30 p.m. If there is enough local (in or near Orange, Virginia) interest, we'll also have a "watch party".
"A people's legends and lore are those sweet, mysterious, alluring stories of heroes and villains; of things strange and wonderful; those stories that, if they are not true, should be. For centuries, Virginians have told and retold, created and embellished wonderful stories of their histories. These stories tug at our imaginations; these are the things of which dreams are made." Charles Mills.
His book contains some wonderful stores from pre-Colonial to modern times, including our region's version of Paul Revere - John Jack Jouett! Set up in chapters that make it easily navigated, you can choose from "Native American Legends and Lore", "Colonial Times", "From the American Revolution to the War of 1812", "1800 to 1900", "Legendary Women", "Unsolved Mysteries", "Paranormal Tales", and "Strange Tales".
Just released in late August, the book is available in our gift shop as well as at Barnes & Nobel and other sites.
I hope you'll take advantage of this free event to chat with the author and ask questions about his book and the stories it tells.