Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Georgia 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 Georgia History features 15 short biographies of nefarious characters, from wicked pirate Edward Teach to John Gatewood, a ruthless Confederate guerilla fighter during the Civil War.

About Mckay, John

John McKay is a near-native of Atlanta, growing up in the Brookhaven area near Buckhead and Lenox Square, and has rarely left the area since. He is a historian specializing in military subjects, especially the Western Theater of the American Civil War, and a high school history and government teacher. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and Georgia Army National Guard, worked for many years as a paramedic and firefighter in and around Atlanta, and lives in the northern suburbs with his wife, Bonnie, a nurse, professionally trained chef, and recovering debutante.