Hello, my name is Matthew Perry, I am a history teacher and author from West Virginia. Teaching and writing is my life, I love the past and teaching the youth of today to enjoy and appreciate the history of our world. So often, kids think that history is “boring”, and every new group of kids I get leave my room knowing different. On this website, I collect the weird, grotesque, morbid, and overall odd stuff from the past. This is the stuff that I tell my students in a class to get them “hooked” on history, and I hope to do the same with you! I have written three books about the American Civil War, and my upcoming book will be a collection of my odd stories.