Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Florida History

Book Description

The lives of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary–if misunderstood–thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes, jerks, and evil doers from history all get their due in the short essays featured in these enlightening, informative, books. Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Florida History features more than a dozen short biographies of nefarious characters, from the misguided Dr. Frederick Weedon, the physician who treated the great Muskegee warrior Osceola during his captivity, to Lewis Powell, John Wilkes Booth’s Florida co-conspirator.

About Wright, E. Lynne

E. Lynne Wright is the author of It Happened in Florida, More than Petticoats: Remarkable Florida Women, Disasters and Heroic Rescues of Florida: True Stories of Tragedy and Surival, Florida: Mapping the Sunshine State Through History (with Vincent Virga), and Myths and Mysteries of Florida, published by Globe Pequot Press.Her short stories, nonfiction articles, essays, and book reviews have appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Hartford Courant, Woman's Day, and many anthologies and literary magazines. She lives in Vero Beach, Florida.