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Inventors, war heroes, even pack goats are featured in this new book


February 17, 2021

Roger Ringer

The Merriam Webster's dictionary defines a tale as a usually imaginative narrative of an event. That seems an apt description for "True Tales of Kansas" by Roger Ringer. This is not the usual history book of explorers, pioneers and early day governors. Ringer has captured the everyday, the odd, the obscure and the flamboyant from the state's past.

Ringer writes in his foreword: Not all stories are fun or humorous. Many are tragic, and some are downright strange. But all are worth remembering. A true historian is only interested in telling the story as accurately as possible.

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