The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy
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.
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.
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not very impressedUser Review - roughcut44 - Overstock.com
This book provided a few interesting stories but nothing awe inspiring. I would have to read stories contributions from other ethnicities for a more balanced approach. But I guess that why it is called his story. Read full review
Not very impressive. Poses interesting questions, but most of the questions are ones with no answers, so it leaves many of them open for speculation. Was not a satisfying read.