Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories That History Forgot
Stories that history forgot…but readers will remember
“The only thing new in the world,” said Harry S. Truman, “is the history you don't know.” In this fresh and fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author of Resolute and Atlantic Ocean) restores to memory important events, people, and developments that have been lost to time.
Though barely known today, these are major historical stories, from Ziryab, an eighth-century black slave whose influence on music, cuisine, fashion, and manners still reverberates, to Cahokia, a 12th century city north of the Rio Grande, which at its zenith contained a population estimated to have been as high as 40,000 (more than any contemporary European city), to the worst peacetime maritime disaster ever, the explosion and sinking of the Sultana on the Mississippi in 1865.
These tales are far from trivia; they illuminate little-known American and foreign achievements, ingenuity, heroics, blunders, and tragedies that changed the course of history and resonate today.
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Review: Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories That History ForgotUser Review - Mark - Goodreads
Nice collection of short historical vignettes about some little-known historical figures and happenings! The chapters were a little short at times, but thanks to the internet, it's easy to find more about any of the subjects that I was interested in. Read full review
Review: Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories That History ForgotUser Review - Eddy Allen - Goodreads
The only thing new in the world,” said Harry S. Truman, is the history you don't know.” In this fresh and fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author of Resolute and ... Read full review
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