It’s time to celebrate #FreeBookFriday…with today’s giveaway, Wicked Portland: The Wild and Lusty Underworld of a Frontier Seaport Town!
Top 3 reasons you should enter to win:
- The book comes from Finn J.D. John of the popular “Offbeat Oregon” column.
- It is the first THP title to feature QR codes, which offer exclusive supplemental information (like short videos, audio podcast episodes and additional pictures).
- Chapter titles like “America’s Most Pernicious Shanghai City,” “World’s Dumbest Drug Smugglers,” and “Portland Saloons and Gambling Dens” point to quirky stories with great entertainment value for locals and true crime enthusiasts alike.
So, comment at the end of this post by Sunday, July 8 (12 a.m. EST), and be sure to enjoy the free chapter excerpt below!
More about Wicked Portland:
Lusty lads dallied with hard-eyed beauties in dark alleys, and crimps and captains bartered in blood money for the drunk and drugged.
From the seedy waterfront to the notorious North End, Portland’s sin sector offered vices packaged in pint glasses and perfumed corsets…
Establishments like Nancy Boggs’s floating bordello and city police chief James Lappeus’s Oro Fino Saloon beckoned to the city’s wastrels and grifters, votes could be bought for the price of a pint and Bunco Kelly’s Mariner’s Rest fronted a shanghai operation.
Join Finn J.D. John as he reveals the roughest, most colorful era of Portland history, when the Rose City developed an international reputation for violence and lawlessness.
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