Eccentric Seattle: Pillars and Pariahs Who Made the City Not Such a Boring Place After All

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This collection of irreverent accounts provides a fascinating look at the sometimes troubled, tragic, and bawdy past of the Emerald City and surrounding region. The author portrays trendy fads and devastating events, and introduces some of the area's most notorious scoundrels and greatest benefactors. Whether about the great 1889 fire or the plague of 1918, brothel owners or rock musicians, Pierce's selections deliver captivating reading.

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J. Kingston Pierce is a longtime Seattle editor and author, whose taste for the obscure and outlandish elements of America’s heritage has led him to write "San Francisco, You’re History!", "America’s Historic Trails with Tom Bodett," and numerous essays for Northwest and national publications.

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"I like this book immensely. J. Kingston Pierce knows how to have a good time with history."

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