Past Perfect: True Tales of Town and ‘Round, from Nevada and Vernon County, Missouri.
This book is a collection of short stories written by Vernon County author Patrick Brophy. The tales cover events involving people and places in Vernon County from the days of Chief Pawhuska and the Osage Indians through the great microburst of 1995. It is a fascinating and very informative read, often focusing on individual well-known citizens.
“Over the years Patrick Brophy has written dozens of essays published in the Nevada Daily Mail. In his fine literary style he has informed and amused many, bemused others, and, yes, at times raised the dander of the less discerning. The best of these have been selected for our enjoyment in this new volume. His readers will want to own this compact collection of his perceptive works.”–Franklin Norman