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After the Fact: The Surprising Fates of American History's Heroes, Villains, and Supporting Characters [NOOK Book]

Overview

“Where Are They Now?” meets History 101.

We’re all familiar with the seminal events and key players in our nation’s history. But what about the lives lived after the fact?

Picking up where traditional histories leave off, After the Fact uncovers the telling details of history’s most compelling subplots:  
After his famous midnight ...
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After the Fact: The Surprising Fates of American History's Heroes, Villains, and Supporting Characters

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Overview

“Where Are They Now?” meets History 101.

We’re all familiar with the seminal events and key players in our nation’s history. But what about the lives lived after the fact?

Picking up where traditional histories leave off, After the Fact uncovers the telling details of history’s most compelling subplots:  
After his famous midnight ride, Paul Revere was later kicked out of the militia for his role in the Penobscot Expedition, the most disastrous military blunder of the Revolutionary War. Consumed with guilt over his role as a magistrate in the Salem Witch Trials, Samuel Sewell became an advocate for both African and Native American rights. Years after clashing with bootleggers like Al Capone, former Prohibition agent Eliot Ness was involved in a hit-and-run accident while driving under the influence of alcohol. After her famous bus ride, Rosa Parks worked as a seamstress, performed behind-the-scenes volunteer work for the NAACP, and sued the band Outkast. After resigning the presidency, Richard Nixon unwittingly testified on behalf of Deep Throat in an unrelated conspiracy trial.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101610725
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 549,225
  • File size: 914 KB

Meet the Author

Owen Hurd is a freelance writer, with 20 years of experience writing for major corporations, professional services firms, and non-profit organizations. He is the author of Chicago History for Kids.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Age of Discovery 1

2 Early Settlers and Pilgrims 17

3 The American Revolution 33

4 The Western Frontier 45

5 Literary Legacies 58

6 The Civil War 75

7 Disaster Relief 92

8 Wild West Outlaws and Sheriffs 110

9 Inventors 126

10 Gangsters and G-Men 144

11 Games Over 163

12 World War II 183

13 Happy Days No More 203

14 Civil Rights and Wrongs 218

Further Reading 239

Index 249

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    A thoroughly enlightening read. This book is to American history

    A thoroughly enlightening read. This book is to American history, what VH1's "Behind the Music" is to Rock 'n' Roll.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    "After the Fact" is an excellent book! It is entertain

    "After the Fact" is an excellent book! It is entertaining as
    well as informative. I especially enjoyed the chapter on Paul Revere and
    his checkered military career, not to mention his work as a silversmith.
    Also, the book is a reminder that 'history' continues beyond the
    momentous events of the day, and that individuals lead their lives down
    unpredictable paths after their participation in the great events of the
    day has passed.

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