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The Greatest Stories Never Told : Greatest Stories Never Told - Rick Beyer

The Greatest Stories Never Told

Greatest Stories Never Told

Hardcover

Published: 1st March 2003
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
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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.

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(R) history minutes hosted by Sam Waterston on The History Channel(R), 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.

  • "Surprising.the essentials of fascinating stories are here." -- Dallas Morning News
    "Full of tasty morsels.A delightful book to arm one for the next dull cocktail party." -- Chicago Tribune
    "History like you've never read it before.Amusing." -- The Tennessean
    "Full of tasty morsels...A delightful book to arm one for the next dull cocktail party."--Chicago Tribune
    "History like you've never read it before...Amusing."--The Tennessean
    "100 stories you haven't heard will delight in knowing....Lively, offbeat and surprising in quick-hit snippets."--Denver Rocky Mountain News
    "Surprising...the essentials of fascinating stories are here."--Dallas Morning News
    Full of tasty morsels A delightful book to arm one for the next dull cocktail party. --Chicago Tribune"
    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"

    ISBN: 9780060014018
    ISBN-10: 0060014016
    Series: Greatest Stories Never Told
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
    For Grades: 7 - 12
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 214
    Published: 1st March 2003
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 18.9  x 1.9
    Weight (kg): 0.45