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Boy... try saying " written with whit" 3 times really fast. Seriously, Steve's account of The Maryhill Museum's birth; its several near deaths, and particularly the historical figures who forged its creation and development is just a fascinating read. Highly recommended
As a veteran journalist, The author obviously knows a good story when he comes upon it. But this one is so much more than good. You don’t have to love history to love the saga of this unique museum, created by unique individuals during an important time in America. Wiegand recounts with great skill a truly American story
This book sparkles with anecdotes covering the lives of the four central figures. The depth of the research that went into the writing of this story is immediately evident. I came away from my read of this book both informed and amused.
Mix Queen Victoria's granddaughter, a San Francisco socialite , an exotic dancer and a maverick Northwest industrialist and you have the ingredients of Steve Wiegand's latest insightful work. A wild tale, well researched, superbly written, it is the laugh-out-loud story of what is likely America's most improbable museum.