Mysteries and Legends of Virginia: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

Mysteries and Legends of Virginia: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

by Emilee Hines
     
 

Legendary was the life of the gentle giant Peter Francisco, the strongest man in the Revolution, but one mystery remains: Why was he kidnapped as a child in his native land before being abandoned by a ship along the Appomattox River?

When George Wythe was eighty, the professor, patriot, and signer of the Declaration of Independence sat up in bed and announced

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Overview

Legendary was the life of the gentle giant Peter Francisco, the strongest man in the Revolution, but one mystery remains: Why was he kidnapped as a child in his native land before being abandoned by a ship along the Appomattox River?

When George Wythe was eighty, the professor, patriot, and signer of the Declaration of Independence sat up in bed and announced, "I am murdered!" But was he? Or was his suspicion all wrong?

Tragedy struck the Church Hill Tunnel in Richmond on October 2, 1925-and rumors spread that a vampire had been disturbed. But just who was this vampire?

Was Anna Anderson Manahan of Virginia the Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia, as she claimed, or was she a Polish-born waitress-and the best actress of the twentieth century?

From the Witch of Pungo to the Parkway Killer, Mysteries and Legends of Virginia pulls back the curtain on some of the region's most fascinating and compelling stories.

Editorial Reviews

Another scintillating addition to Globe Pequot's intentionally provocative True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained series. Late night reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762758753
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/17/2010
Series:
Myths and Mysteries Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Emilee Hines finds she is always learning new and interesting things about the history of her home state. Emilee taught history, English, and creative writing for thirty years before retiring, and she is now a freelance writer.

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