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October Books 14) A Treasury of Great American Scandals

14) A Treasury of Great American Scandals, by James Farquhar

Picked this up, as one does, in the Dulles Airport terminal branch of Borders. Lots of fun gossip and trivia, with a cut-off date of 1980, and a slightly contrived reaching back to cover the Salem Witch trials. But generally entertaining. The shortest chapter, "A Short, Ugly Story", reads, in full:
In 1875 James Stephen Hogg, the first native-born Texan to become the state's governor, names his daughter Ima.

Enough said.
She actually appears to have been quite famous.
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