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Paul Harvey's the Rest of the Story Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 1984


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (July 1, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553259628
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553259629
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paul Harvey is the most listened-to radio personality in America. Millions of loyal listeners tune in every week to hear his unique blend of news and views. Now, in Paul Harvey's The Rest Of The Story you'll find eighty-two astonishing true stories of the famous and infamous, the outrageous and the unknown. Each unforgettable tale has for its startling punch line the wild and wonderful solution to a real-life mystery. The 1950's presidential candidate who killed a teenage girl. The governor of New York who dressed up like a woman--at taxpayer's expense. The queen whose secret photo collection--if exposed--would shock the world. The American founding father who kept his wife locked in the cellar. The best-selling mystery writer who tried to get away . . . with murder! From present-day shockers to historical puzzlers, Paul Harvey's The Rest Of The Story reveals the untold story behind some of history's strangest little-known facts.

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Paul Harvey is the most listened-to radio personality in America.  Millions of loyal listeners tune in every week to hear his unique blend of news and views.  Now, in Paul Harvey's The Rest Of The Story you'll find eighty-two astonishing true stories of the famous and infamous, the outrageous and the unknown.  Each unforgettable tale has for its startling punch line the wild and wonderful solution to a real-life mystery.  The 1950's presidential candidate who killed a teenage girl.  The governor of New York who dressed up like a woman--at  taxpayer's expense.  The queen whose secret photo collection--if exposed--would shock the world.  The American founding father who kept his wife locked in the cellar.  The best-selling mystery writer who tried to get away . . . with murder!  From present-day shockers to historical puzzlers, Paul Harvey's The Rest Of The Story reveals the untold story behind some of history's strangest little-known facts.

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I started reading them to my 10 and 12 year old kids and they love them.
Marla
The element of surprise at the end gives a delightful twist to each story.
M. Halai
It appeared the book had never been opened....the condition was so good!!
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Kevin L. Nenstiel TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 6, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
As Napoleon indicated, History is the lies upon which we've all agreed. There is no such thing as a work of history that doesn't leave some important element out. Partly that's to make history more palatable for a new generation -- who really wants to know about dentistry in the Colonial era when we're reading about George Washington and his false teeth? No matter what the reason, though, once an item is left out of history it tends to disappear permanently.
Unless Paul Harvey Jr. gets his hands on it.
Paul Harvey Jr, who writes the short vignettes for his father's radio show "The Rest of the Story," has a gift for uncovering forgotten facts. Did you know there was another Three Stooges? Did you know Jack Benny was invited to join the Marx Brothers? Did you know one of our Founding Fathers kept his wife chained in the basement because of persistent congenital madness? I hadn't known that.
This book is an incomplete collection of Harvey's vignettes for his father's show. Some are published under the name "Paul Aurendt," and if you can find them, jump on them with both feet. However, this book provides a good primer for the forgotten corners of history, and also allows you to own copies of the vignettes Harvey has made famous over the last 25 years. One can only hope that Harvey's example will inspire more historians to investigate the forgotten corners of history and find what's been otherwise forgotten. I'd buy more of these books if more of them were available.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By M. Halai on October 2, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I read this book about 15 years ago and was delighted to find it on amazon. This is a keeper, one that you can browse through over and over again. It contains stories of little known aspects of the lives of very well known people and is rather like an encyclopaedia based on People magazine. The element of surprise at the end gives a delightful twist to each story.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 25, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I was first introduced to "The Rest of the Story" when I was 10 yrs. old I loved it then and I love it now that I'm 24. It is incredibly interesting, amusing and a definite must read for those who are interested in obscure yet fascinating tidbits of information about anything and everything.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Barnaby Kalan on May 18, 2005
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Paul Harvey is a master at condensing the essence of a story into a few short paragraphs. These transcripts of his popular syndicated radio program serve as great models for anyone looking to create intriguing little stories for business presentations and sales letters. Highly recommended.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By olivia on February 12, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
What is so memorable about Paul Harvey's stories is the impact with which one is left long after having read the peice.
His is a perspective which simultaneously realizes the innocence and the experience of the human character. A snapshot of both our potential and our pain. And it is this acceptanece, a simplistic understanding, that allows the essence of the situation to remain with the reader. Thus, initially, the reader must be trusted by the author to be capable of that understanding.
This is Harvey's talent: to assume and place before an audience not only the humanity of his subject, but also of themselves.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By lorovi@hotmail.com on January 13, 1999
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A wonderful book! Paul Harvey has the unique quality of finding the mysterious, revealing it, and providing a life lesson at the same time! A marvelous read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Blankenship HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on June 6, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I grew up listening to Paul Harvey on the radio. In fact, for one entire school year I listened to him each and every week day as that was the program that was on the radio during driver's education and Mr. Timmons just loved Paul.

Now that being said, I read this work when it was first published and as I was sifting through a large consignment of used books I had just purchased, I ran across it again, Now if it comes to cataloging books, or setting down, taking a "break" and reading a book...well there is really no contest.

I love these little vignettes, little glimpses in to little known of forgotten history. This is some interesting and delightful information and it is presented in an absolutely delightful way. If you are a trivia freak, then this work will be right down your ally.

Each story is simply presented and quite easy to read. Most ten year olds can read and enjoy them just as much as the adult reader. As a matter of fact, due to the unique way each little snippet is presented, this work is ideal to foster a curiosity and love for history in the younger child. Each paragraph, each tale is like a little mystery and unless the reader has the curiosity of a hickory stump, they are bound to want to learn more about the subject.

This is one little volume I do not plan to resell...I will horde it away and keep it myself. It is ideal to have handy, pick up, and enjoy five minutes of very informative and entertaining reading.

Don Blankenship
The Ozarks
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marla on September 22, 2007
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I love this book. If you enjoy cultural trivia you would enjoy this book which is made up of 3-5 paragraph stories. I started reading them to my 10 and 12 year old kids and they love them.
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