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October 18 , 2010

Mississippi Secrets

Facts, Legends, and Folklore


Delve into the fascinating history of one of the South's greatest states with Mississippi Secrets: Facts, Legends, and Folklore. Authors Dr. Gary D. and Ruth A. McDowell offer an intriguing collection of little-known events in Mississippi's history.

Written in short, easy-to-read vignettes, these tales uncover some of the state's most fascinating figures and legends from how the Choctaws and Chickasaws settled the land to a UFO encounter in Pascagoula. You'll also read about famous Mississippians, the American Civil War, the 1960s Civil Rights movement, living in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, and other captivating tales that include:

· The U.S. president who stole another man's wife, brought her to Mississippi, and married her before she was divorced
· The pirate who helped win the Battle of New Orleans and then retired to Bay St. Louis
· The national hero who killed a man in a knife fight in Natchez
· The blues singer who sold his soul to the devil in Clarksdale in return for his talent
· An interview with James Meredith

Whether you're a native of Mississippi or simply curious, Mississippi Secrets will capture your imagination with what the history books never tell you!

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