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Chasing History, From Ethiopia To Chattanooga

Dean W. Arnold is an author and filmmaker here in Chattanooga whose style is described as “History with a plot.”

His just-released book is called “Unknown Empire:  The True Story of Mysterious Ethiopia and the Future Ark of Civilization.”


On Monday evening, starting at 6 PM, he will be at The Mad Priest Coffeehouse here in Chattanooga for “An Evening in Ethiopia” - celebrating his book , and featuring a traditional Ethiopian dinner and coffee ceremony.


And on Tuesday evening, starting at 5:30 PM, Dean will be at the Chattanooga Public Library - where he will talk about this city in the 19th Century, from the Civil War to Coca-Coca Bottling.


Dean stopped by “Scenic Roots”...