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.She actually appears to have been quite famous.