The Greatest Stories Never Told

The Greatest Stories Never Told

100 Tales From History to Astonish, Bewilder & Stupefy

Book - 2003 | 1st ed.
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History isn't always made by great armies colliding or by great civilizations rising or falling. Sometimes it's made when a chauffeur takes a wrong turn, a scientist forgets to clean up his lab, or a drunken soldier gets a bit rowdy. That's the kind of history you'll find in The Greatest Stories Never Told.

This is history candy -- the good stuff. Here are 100 tales to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy: more than two thousand years of history filled with courage, cowardice, hope, triumph, sex, intrigue, folly, humor, and ambition. It's a historical delight and a visual feast with hundreds of photographs, drawings, and maps that bring each story to life. A new discovery waits on every page: stories that changed the course of history and stories that affected what you had for breakfast this morning.

Consider:

The Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock because they ran out of beer Some Roman officials were so corrupt that they actually stole time itself Three cigars changed the course of the Civil War The Scottish kilt was invented by an Englishman

Based on the popular Timelab 2000#65533; history minutes hosted by Sam Waterston on The History Channel#65533;, this collection of fascinating historical tidbits will have you shaking your head in wonder and disbelief. But they're all true. And you'll soon find yourself telling them to your friends.

Publisher: New York : HarperResource, c2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060014018
0060014016
Branch Call Number: 909 B573
Characteristics: x, 214 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: History Channel (Television network)

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Jan 20, 2015

An interesting collection of stories, ranging from things I didn't know (like the original inventor of the telephone, who was never credited), things I did know, like President Garfield getting to try out the first metal detector in a fruitless search for the assassin's bullet, to things I couldn't care less about - who invented baseball, or developed the idea of a forward pass in American football.

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