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According to myth, on the cusp of the Spanish-American War, the citizens of the ancient city of Málaga surrendered to the crew of the US merchant ship City of Everett. The Spaniards wore gold braid. The Americans hadn't taken a bath or brushed their teeth in weeks because their freshwater tanks were empty. Old World pomp collided with New World bewilderment. Like in a Marx Brothers movie.Maybe it happened. History is long, improbable things happen during war, and people usually assume the worst of one another, making surrender an attractive option. But it didn't happen to the City of Everett. What did happen is far more interesting.Including rarely seen photos and drawings, "The Curious Case of the City of Everett" tells the true story of an innovative ship built with steel and promise. From the day it was launched until the day it was lost, the steamship City of Everett sailed through famine, war, revolution, and oil, circumnavigating the globe and history.
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About the Author
Writer/filmmaker Denise Ohio has made feature films such as Verona: The Story of the Everett Massacre (Virgil Entertainment) and Amazing World (Northern Arts/Naiad), as well as shorts, worked as a consulting producer and teacher, and had articles, essays, and criticism published on filmmaking, beekeeping, and literature. She’s had one nonfiction book, Five Essential Steps in Digital Video: A DV Moviemaker’s Tricks of the Trade (Que) and three novels, Blue (McPherson & Company), End of the Empire (St. Martin’s Press), and The Finer Grain (Naiad Press) published. She has just published “The Curious Case of the City of Everett” and is working on a multipart, combined nonfiction/fiction project, A Thousand Faces. She’s not on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook because life is too short for that crap. She is a fan of the serial comma. Ohio lives with her spouse outside Monroe, Washington, where they raise honeybees and lavender. You can find out more about her work by visiting www.holytoledo.com.