Sunday 28 August 2011

Book ~ "Strange Days: Amazing Stories from Canada's Wildest Decade" (2011) Ted Ferguson

From Amazon ~ The 1920s were one of the wildest decades in Canada's history, a time of frivolous fads, shocking crimes, and political and social changes that definitively yanked the country out of the 19th century and into the modern age. In "Strange Days", Ted Ferguson revisits dozens of stories that could only have happened in the 20s - tales of serial killers, athletes, con men, crackpots, prime ministers, bathing beauties, and more - all of them nearly too amazing to believe and too entertaining to be forgotten.

Three to five short and snappy stories for each year from 1920 to 1929, most of them we don't learn in history books. It was fun to read some different but interesting tales.

My only complaint is that it wasn't edited very well ... there are tons of typos and grammatical errors.

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