Monday, July 05, 2010

Author Visit - Frank Anderson

Meet Wisconsin author Frank Anderson, author of Wicked Fox Cities: The Dark Side of the Valley. Books for sale and signing. Free admission; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, in the Lower Level Meeting Room of the Appleton Public Library.

Anderson was born on Basilan Island and raised in Zamboanga City and Manila, the Philippines. At the age of 11 he moved to Deerfield (town), Wisconsin with his family. By the age of 17 he was a musician playing pedal steel guitar in bars and beer halls around Wisconsin. In 1978 Anderson moved to San Francisco and worked as a session musician. He has worked as a commercial Director/Animator since 1986 and is also the author of the history blog "Wisconsinology". ~ Wikipedia excerpt

From Barnes & Noble: Visit the wicked Fox Cities, full of place names like Le Grande Buttes Des Morts ("the Big Hill of the Dead") and Winneconne ("the Place of Skulls") that date from an era when "settlement" was frequently synonymous with "slaughter." Even after the firm establishment of modern civilization, there remained an uneasy truce between lined pockets and bared knuckles that was often only brokered by heavy drinking. Stumble across the frozen Fox River and barge into local watering holes where the only pauses in the revelry are discussions about desecrating Joe McCarthy's grave. Points of interest include the Oshkosh rat-betting scene, the Appleton "Union Street Resorts" and the Neenah tavern, where a world-champion boxer hid from the doctor who had bought his bones.

For more information on this program, please phone Elizabeth at 920-832-6392 (or) 920-832-6173.

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