Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories That History Forgot

Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories That History Forgot

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by Martin W. Sandler
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402781520
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
212,517
File size:
8 MB

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Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories That History Forgot 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
MCHEATH More than 1 year ago
Love this book and I do hope there is a sequel. After all, there are undoubtedly more stories to tell of people, places and events which have gone unnoticed by most.
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Its not a terrible book and should be engrossing. The subjects are actually fascinating in themselves. What is harder for me to understand is the authors ability to somehow make said subjects dull. His plodding and monotonous narration take the fun out of reading them. Sorry.