Rogues, Rascals, and Scalawags Too by Jim Christy
More Ne'er-Do-Wells Through the Ages

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Literary Nonfiction. Biography. History. Never before have as many outrageous and out-sized characters appeared in one place at the same time. Words like rogues, rascals, rapscallions, reprobates and rodomontades don't completely describe these individuals; they are more than each or any combination thereof. They are scalawags. People who claim to push the envelope are stamped, sealed and delivered compared with this bunch. They may be conmen or conwomen, adventurers, fabulists and/or delusional but they all share the extreme passion for life—always more Life! Some are of the modern era, some go way back, but their lust and spirit link them throughout the ages. This book, like its predecessor, SCALAWAGS: ROGUES, ROUSTABOUTS, WAGS & SCAMPS, is devoted to the celebration of that passion that refuses to be stifled by convention.

Read about the adventurous lives and wild exploits of Caroline Otero, Andre Malraux, Lord Timothy Dexter, Suzanne Valadon, William Hunt, Mata Hari, Emma Hamilton, Bata Kindai Amgoza, and many more in this second volume of Scalawags!

Praise for SCALAWAGS: ROGUES, ROUSTABOUTS, WAGS & SCAMPS: "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 to tell."—The Globe and Mail
 

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Published January 7, 2016 by Anvil Press. 224 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction