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Cape Odd by Jim Coogan & Jack Sheedy

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Cape Odd by Jim Coogan & Jack Sheedy

  • Cape Odd is a collection of anecdotes and short stories about Cape Cod. Many of these tales have been overlooked in the general histories written about the Cape. From the Barnstable sea captain who kept Siamese twins in his woodshed and the Sandwich man who taught dancing to King George V and Queen Mary of England, to the well-heeled Falmouth family that made a practice of weighing their guests before feeding them, Cape Cod, as readers will find, is a never ending source of strange and unusual tales. Many of the stories in Cape Odd have never been published before. Covering unusual natural happenings like earthquakes and waterspouts and unlikely human events like the young Cape woman who survived a 2,500 foot fall when her parachute didn't open while skydiving and the Provincetown fisherman who caught an 80 pound halibut with his name carved on it, Cape Odd is a treasure trove of curious incidents that happened on the fabled narrow land from the era of the Pilgrims to modern times. This is the fourth collaboration between authors Jack Sheedy and Jim Coogan and follows on their award winning book Cape Cod Harvest: A Gathering In of Cape Cod Stories, published in 2007. Certain to please lovers of Cape Cod history, Cape Odd is a book guaranteed to make readers smile and wonder at the many out of the ordinary things--and people, that have made the Cape's history colorful and unique.

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