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The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy Hardcover – March 18, 2003
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“Surprising…the essentials of fascinating stories are here.” (Dallas Morning News)
“100 stories you haven’t heard will delight in knowing.…Lively, offbeat and surprising in quick-hit snippets.” (Denver Rocky Mountain News)
“History like you’ve never read it before…Amusing.” (The Tennessean)
About the Author
Rick Beyer is the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told book series, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been seen on The History Channel, A&E, and National Geographic Channel. He is also an accomplished speaker who inspires and entertains audiences around the country. He lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Top Customer Reviews
Stories are from all over the map and cover from B.C.to the present time .Some of the things you'll find:
Saint Patrick was an Englishman by birth.
The music for "The Star-Spangled Banner" was from a popular
English drinking song.
Where did the term "boycott"come from?
Did you know a US Warship fired a torpeo at another Warship carrying President Roosevelt, missing it by about 100 yards.
How a dead man duped Hitler.
And that's just for starters!
Oh Yeah, My title was a statement made by Tolstoy;who knew a thing or two about history.Then again,who knows,maybe he didn't say that at all.
In the final analysis, you just can't rely on books like these to really teach you history. The best you can do is read what they tell you and then try to verify it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although I found the content interesting enough, there was no depth! I mean I read this cover to cover in about an hour. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris Winow
Honestly, a good little book for putting on the back of the toilet.
Interesting topics, nice little anecdotes, and a quick read. Read more
This book contains all the essential stories that your history teachers know nothing about.Easily one of the best history books of all time!Published 3 months ago by Darwin
Some interesting facts interlaced with some not so interesting. Short stories so it makes a good bathroom book.Published 3 months ago by Leslie Martin
I am enjoying the stories in this book very much. So much information that I did no know!Published 6 months ago by Retired Accounting Manager