A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, and Other Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History [NOOK Book]

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A lively, compulsively browsable collection of neglected notables-from the bestselling author of A Treasury of Royal Scandals

"History," wrote Thomas Carlyle, "is the essence of innumerable biographies." Yet countless fascinating characters are relegated to a historical limbo. In A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans, Michael Farquhar has scoured the annals and rescued thirty of the most intriguing, unusual, and yes, memorable Americans...
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A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, and Other Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History

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Overview

A lively, compulsively browsable collection of neglected notables-from the bestselling author of A Treasury of Royal Scandals

"History," wrote Thomas Carlyle, "is the essence of innumerable biographies." Yet countless fascinating characters are relegated to a historical limbo. In A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans, Michael Farquhar has scoured the annals and rescued thirty of the most intriguing, unusual, and yes, memorable Americans from obscurity. From the mother of Mother's Day to Paul Revere's rival rider, the Mayflower murderer to "America's Sherlock Holmes," these figures are more than historical runners-up-they're the spies, explorers, patriots, and martyrs without whom history as we know it would be very different indeed.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101202067
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/25/2008
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 359,549
  • File size: 334 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Farquhar is a writer and editor at the Washington Post specializing in history. He is the author of the bestsellers A Treasury of Great American Scandals and A Treasury of Royal Scandals. He appeared on the History Channel’s Russia, Land of the Tsars and will be featured on a forthcoming program about the French Revolution.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2008

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    This and any of Michael Farquhar's books are a great way to learn the history they didn't teach you in school. It's put forth plainly and with little emotive reasoning behind it, which is nice compared to most politically stated histories I like the voice and the ideas are clear and flow from one to the other without struggle. My new favorite nightstand books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

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    This one took a little longer to read than the Royal Scandals book...but it was entertaining nevertheless.

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