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The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy


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HarperTorch

Product Description

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® 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.

Technical Details
Binding
Hardcover
Number of Pages
224
Product group
Book
Brand
HarperTorch
Label
HarperResource
Edition
1st
Publisher
HarperResource
Publication date
March 18, 2003
Release date
March 18, 2003
Author
Rick Beyer
Language
English (Published), English (Original Language)
EAN
9780060014018
UPC
000060014016
ISBN-10
0060014016
Item Dimensions L x W x H
7 x 0.92 x 7 inches
Item Weight
0.92 pounds
Manufacturer
HarperResource
Studio
HarperResource



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