Forgotten Tales of Kansas City

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Meet the folks who slip out of history books like they're playing the Kansas City shuffle. In this fascinating collection of stories, Paul Kirkman has dug up all sorts of head-scratchers: how did Jesse James rob a bank with John F. Kennedy, and how could a Beatles concert in the 1960s fail to make money? Watch a cow explode in a kitchen, frogs rain down from the sky and dogs pay for a public library system. Learn how Harry Houdini was trapped in a phone booth, why Clark Gable haunted street corners in a clown outfit and what kept Kansas City in Missouri.

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Paul Kirkman is the author of The Battle of Westport: Missouri's Great Confederate Raid (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2011). He also co-authored LOCKDOWN: Outlaws, Lawmen and Frontier Justice in Jackson County, Missouri (Independence, MO: Jackson County Historical Society, 2009). He has a BA in history from Columbia College (2005), and he completed an archival internship for the Jackson County, Missouri Historical Society, through which he gained the opportunity to work as a volunteer for the 1859 Marshal's Home and Jail Museum on the Historic Independence Square. Paul worked as an assistant archivist for the Kansas City Department of Parks, Recreation and Boulevards and is a past member of the State Historical Society of Missouri's Speakers' Bureau. Mr. Kirkman continues to give presentations to groups with an interest in regional history, especially the border war and postwar outlaw era.

He has written articles, including "How to Discover Your Town's History: Research Tips and Resources for Local Historians" (Yahoo Contributor Network, September 17, 2010) and "Jackson County's Little Blue River Valley: Balancing Development and Preservation of an Historic Rural Landscape" (Jackson County Missouri Historical Society Journal, Autumn 2005) and is a member of the Westport Historical Society, the Jackson County Historical Society and the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Mr. Kirkman lives in Independence, Missouri, with his wife, Shawn, and daughter, Shannon.

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