Mel King is a graduate of Bates College and Harvard Law School. After spending five years as a professor at a California law school and over forty years as a successful trial attorney, he retired. Recalling many unusual incidents in the lives of famous people that he learned while taking history courses in college, as well as news items and articles that he read and researched over the years, he turned to writing short stories in a style reminiscent of the late Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story". He hopes they will not only entertain the reader, but also stimulate readers' interest in history. For history does repeat itself, and those who do not know about the past are destined to make the same mistakes in the future.