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What most of us don't know about our presidents could fill a book — and this just happens to be that book! From the archives of The History Channel comes a treasure trove of quirky presidential history that will truly astonish, bewilder, and stupefy. Like Abraham Lincoln's duel or Jimmy Carter's UFO sighting...and let's not forget about the president who went skinny-dipping in the Potomac every day!

That's the kind of presidential history you'll find in The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told: One hundred little-known stories to make you shake your head in wonder. If you want to find out how "Hail to the Chief" came to be the president's song, why the Oval Office isn't square, which president saved the game of football, and why Washington, D.C., could have been named Hertburn, this is the book for you.

Did You Know About:

  • The custody battle that made George Washington an American?
  • The counterfeiters who tried to steal Lincoln's body?
  • The woman who brought down Andrew Jackson's cabinet?
  • The man who was president for a day?
You know what makes the presidents famous, but it's the stuff you don't know that makes them interesting. A feast of fascinating presidential tidbits awaits.

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The author of the highly successful History Channel book GREATEST STORIES NEVER TOLD returns with new historic tales that your high school teacher never told you, this time focusing on our nation's leaders.

Synopsis:

Historical storyteller Beyer is back with another collection of fascinating, little-known stories from history--100 tales about presidents and the White House to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy. 100 photos.

About the Author

Rick Beyer is a lifelong history enthusiast and an award-winning documentary producer whose work for The History Channel includes Godspeed to Jamestown, The Wright Challenge, and the Timelab 2000 series of history minutes. He lives with his wife and two children in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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Laurie Blum, October 15, 2007 (view all comments by Laurie Blum)
Well, author Rick Beyer has done it again with the third in his series of non-fiction books. His "The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told" are presented with a "one-two punch of history" ... you'll laugh and learn with tales from 1610 through the year 2000. Perfect gift for all the history buffs in your life ... even the selected sources at the back of this volume is of interest. Four big stars!
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ISBN:
9780060760182
Author:
Beyer, Rick
Publisher:
Collins
Author:
by Rick Beyer
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
History
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Presidents -- United States -- History.
Subject:
US History-General
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Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7 x 7 x 0.775822 in 16 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Historical storyteller Beyer is back with another collection of fascinating, little-known stories from history--100 tales about presidents and the White House to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy. 100 photos.
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