History is more than just important achievements and momentous events. Here are the tantalizing tidbits, surprising tales, and behind-the-scenes drama that reveal the fascinating, true nature of America's past and present. STRANGE STORIES, AMAZING FACTS OF AMERICA'S PAST is a treasure trove of shocking but true tales about the famous and infamous characters of our country - presidents, explorers, business tycoons, assassins, inventors, celebrities, war heroes, zealots, and sometimes, just everyday folk who managed to change the course of our nation. Be prepared for some of the most revealing and surprising history lessons of your life!
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This 379 page book documents events from the 1700s to the Desert Storm. Some of the stories are historically important. Most are insignificant but interesting. A sampling of the trivia includes the following: . 1. The Amistad incident 2. The explosion of the steamboat SULTANA in 1865 3. The construction of the Washington Monument 4. The story of the 20-mule team 5. The scheme to kill George Washington on June 17, 1776 6. Mrs. "Machine Gun" Kelly 7. Charles Ponzi 8. The wedding of Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren . Each episode has a quarter to a page of text and an abundance of colorful photographs and illustrations.
For anyone who loves history, or even those they get bored with typical historical books, this is for you! It has such unique stories and facts included in it, that you'll love to just pick it up and flip through and read the short, but very educational and informative, articles.
This is one of the best books on history I've read. Extremely well-written and composed (small articles/subjects). I would definitely recommend this one!
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