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Scalawags: Rogues, Roustabouts, Wags & Scamps--Ne'er-Do-Wells Through the Ages - Jim Christy
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Best Nonfiction Books of the Year Pick, CBC Radio Toronto (2008) In these pages you will encounter gamblers and adventurers, conmen and conwomen, rodomontades and ragamuffins, outright fools and outrageous liars. Scalawags, the lot of them. But you can be an adventurer, a conman or conwoman, a fool, liar, gambler, rodomontade or ragamuffin and not be a scalawag. Many adventurers are not even interesting, come to think of it, let alone scalawags. There is an ineffable quality, an indefinable something or other that sets some people apart, places them in the special category that Jim Christy calls scalawag. You might call them something else; nuts, perhaps. And quite frankly in many instances-George Francis Train, for instance, or Louis De Rougemont-you''d probably be right. But likewise you don''t have to be a crackpot to be a scalawag: Two Gun Cohen, for instance, or Lady Jane Digby. What you have to be is outrageous with a bit of what Andre Malraux, an adventurer and liar, perhaps-but not a scalawag-designated, in reviving an old French word, farfelu. It means that you are willing to risk everything, whether on a grand or small scale, on the craziest of schemes, the wildest of notions. Search for the source of the Nile, you''re an adventurer. Convince the locals in the jungles of Sumatra to worship you as a king because you''re an albino, you''re a scalawag. Praise for Scalawags: Rogues, Roustabouts, Wags & Scamps: BC Books for Everybody Pick Christy''s work reminds us that losers are cool, that the middle-of-the-road might be smoother but the ditches are more interesting, and that every rounder has a good story to tell. One is reminded of Blake: ?Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.'' (The Globe and Mail) These are larger-than-life characters in stranger-than-fiction stories. From the film star Tallulah Bankhead, ''a force of nature'' whose sexual appetites almost matched her appetite for fame, to Lady Jane Digby, who changed names, ranks and countries as she changed husbands, ending her life as the wife of a Bedouin sheik; from Morris (Two Gun) Cohen, who went from being a hired gun to working with Sun Yat-Sen, to Florence Lowe (Pancho) Barnes, who faced off against the U.S. Air Force, these are curiosity-piquing figures. Most readers will wonder why they hadn''t heard of them before. In a way, Christy''s columns, and this book, are something of a public service. ... (The Vancouver Sun) If the proverb is correct and a life lived in fear is a life half lived, then these unapologetic oddballs knew nothing of doubt and fear. (The Westender)  Jim Christy, Books, Biography and Memoir, Historical, Scalawags: Rogues, Roustabouts, Wags & Scamps--Ne'er-Do-Wells Through the Ages Books>Biography and Memoir>Historical, Anvil Press Publishers

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Best Nonfiction Books of the Year Pick, CBC Radio Toronto (2008)In these pages you will encounter gamblers and adventurers, conmen and conwomen, rodomontades and ragamuffins, outright fools and outrageous liars. Scalawags, the lot of them.But you can be an adventurer, a conman or conwoman, a fool, liar, gambler, rodomontade or ragamuffin and not be a scalawag. Many adventurers are not even interesting, come to think of it, let alone scalawags. There is an ineffable quality, an indefinable something or other that sets some people apart, places them in the special category that Jim Christy calls scalawag. You might call them something else; nuts, perhaps. And quite frankly in many instances - George Francis Train, for instance, or Louis De Rougemont - you''d probably be right. But likewise you don''t have to be a crackpot to be a scalawag: Two Gun Cohen, for instance, or Lady Jane Digby.What you have to be is outrageous with a bit of what Andre Malraux, an adventurer and liar, perhaps - but not a scalawag - designated, in reviving an old French word, farfelu. It means that you are willing to risk everything, whether on a grand or small scale, on the craziest of schemes, the wildest of notions. Search for the source of the Nile, you''re an adventurer. Convince the locals in the jungles of Sumatra to worship you as a king because you''re an albino, you''re a scalawag.Praise for Scalawags: Rogues, Roustabouts, Wags & Scamps:BC Books for Everybody PickChristy''s work reminds us that losers are cool, that the middle-of-the-road might be smoother but the ditches are more interesting, and that every rounder has a good story to tell. One is reminded of Blake: ?Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.'' (The Globe and Mail)These are larger-than-life characters in stranger-than-fiction stories. From the film star Tallulah Bankhead, ''a force of nature'' whose sexual appetites almost matched her appetite for fame, to Lady Jane Digby, who changed names, ranks and countries as she changed husbands, ending her life as the wife of a Bedouin sheik; from Morris (Two Gun) Cohen, who went from being a hired gun to working with Sun Yat-Sen, to Florence Lowe (Pancho) Barnes, who faced off against the U.S. Air Force, these are curiosity-piquing figures. Most readers will wonder why they hadn''t heard of them before. In a way, Christy''s columns, and this book, are something of a public service. ... (The Vancouver Sun)If the proverb is correct and a life lived in fear is a life half lived, then these unapologetic oddballs knew nothing of doubt and fear. (The Westender) Jim Christy, Books, Biography and Memoir, Historical, Scalawags: Rogues, Roustabouts, Wags & Scamps--Ne'er-Do-Wells Through the Ages Books>Biography and Memoir>Historical, Anvil Press Publishers

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[SR: 2650909], Paperback, [EAN: 9781895636949], Anvil Press, English, English, English, Anvil Press, Book, Anvil Press, Anvil Press, Literary Nonfiction. In these pages you will encounter gamblers and adventurers, conmen and conwomen, rodomontades and ragamuffins, outright fools and outrageous liars. SCALAWAGS, the lot of them. But you can be an adventurer, a conman or conwoman, a fool, liar, gambler, rodomontade or ragamuffin and not be a scalawag. Many adventurers are not even interesting, come to think of it, let alone scalawags. There is an ineffable quality, an indefinable something or other that sets some people apart, places them in the special category that Jim Christy calls "scalawag." You might call them something else; nuts, perhaps. And quite frankly in many instances—George Francis Train, for instance, or Louis De Rougemont—you'd probably be right. In 2008, it was a CBC Radio Toronto pick for one of the best nonfiction books , 171115, Adventurers & Explorers, 2437, Specific Groups, 2, Biographies & Memoirs, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10204, History & Criticism, 271601011, African, 271608011, Asian, 10207, Criticism & Theory, 271602011, European, 10225, Movements & Periods, 9928, United States, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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In these pages you will encounter gamblers and adventurers, conmen and conwomen, rodomontades and ragamuffins, outright fools and outrageous liars. Scalawags, the lot of them. But you can be an adventurer, a conman or conwoman, a fool, liar, gambler, rodomontade or ragamuffin and not be a scalawag. Many adventurers are not even interesting, come to think of it, let alone scalawags. There is an ineffable quality, an indefinable something or other that sets some people apart, places them in the special category that Jim Christy calls "scalawag." You might call them something else; nuts, perhaps. And quite frankly in many instancesGeorge Francis Train, for instance, or Louis De Rougemont--you'd probably be right. But likewise you don't have to be a crackpot to be a scalawag: Two Gun Cohen, for instance, or Lady Jane Digby. What you have to be is outrageous with a bit of what Andre Malraux, an adventurer and liar, perhaps--but not a scalawag--designated, in reviving an old French word, farfelu. It means that you are willing to risk everything, whether on a grand or small scale, on the craziest of schemes, the wildest of notions. Scalawags: Rogues, Roustabouts, Wags & Scamps - Brazen Ne'er-Do-Wells Through the Ages Christy, Jim, Anvil Press

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In these pages you will encounter gamblers and adventurers, conmen and conwomen, rodomontades and ragamuffins, outright fools and outrageous liars. Scalawags, the lot of them.But you can be an adventurer, a conman or conwoman, a fool, liar, gambler, rodomontade or ragamuffin and not be a scalawag. Many adventurers are not even interesting, come to think of it, let alone scalawags. There is an ineffable quality, an indefinable something or other that sets some people apart, places them in the special category that Jim Christy calls "scalawag." You might call them something else; nuts, perhaps. And quite frankly in many instancesGeorge Francis Train, for instance, or Louis De Rougemont--you'd probably be right. But likewise you don't have to be a crackpot to be a scalawag: Two Gun Cohen, for instance, or Lady Jane Digby.What you have to be is outrageous with a bit of what Andre Malraux, an adventurer and liar, perhaps--but not a scalawag--designated, in reviving an old French word, farfelu. It means that you are willing to risk everything, whether on a grand or small scale, on the craziest of schemes, the wildest of notions.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781895636949
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1895636949
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Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: ANVIL PR
222 Pages
Weight: 0,340 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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