A very good friend has penned a new book, 'Revolvers and Pistolas, Vaqueros and Caballeros'. While it's a fairly dry read for me (I usually read murder mysteries), I did learn quite a bit about the debunking of the Old West and Mexico's role in establishing the United States as we know it.
One interesting fact I uncovered was that the writer of the Zorro stories was from Illinois; Chillicothe and Ottawa, to be exact. Both are within a 2 hour drive from me. Who knew???? I certainly didn't. I wonder if either town shares the knowledge with its residents?
I wanted to send the author my congrats on the book and let him know of the valuable lessons I learned. Here's the card I sent.
Have you read a good book lately that made you think differently, or opened your eyes, about a subject?