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The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy (Hardcover)
ISBN-10 : 0060014016 ISBN-13 : 9780060014018 List Price : $19.99
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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.
- 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® history minutes hosted by Sam Waterston on The History Channel®, 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.
A collection of historical facts includes the Pilgrims' decision to land in Plymouth because they ran out of beer, the invention of the stethoscope by a modest French doctor, and the development of the first fax machine in 1863.
- ISBN-10: 0060014016
- ISBN-13: 9780060014018
- Binding: Hardcover
- Language: English
- Pages: 224
- Dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 7.52 (h) x 0.79 (d)