Synopses & Reviews
Author John Richard Stephens reveals 85 true stories behind some of history's most fascinating events -- by uncovering rare documents, eyewitness accounts, and contemporary descriptions of episodes ranging from Viking funerals to the Vietnam war. It includes:
- A Native American woman's bloodcurdling account of Custer's Last Stand.
- Walt Whitman's vivid description of President Lincoln's assassination.
- A kidnapped African's report on the tragedy of life as a prisoner on a slave ship bound for the Americas.
- Passengers' terrified descriptions of the sinking of the Titanic.
- Eyewitness accounts of being captured by bloodthirsty pirates.
Find these along with dozens of other eye-opening, entertaining looks behind the dull and dusty stories of conventional history.