On This Date: From the Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America One Day at a Time

On This Date: From the Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America One Day at a Time

by Carl M. Cannon


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On This Date: From the Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America One Day at a Time by Carl M. Cannon

Forget what you were taught in seventh grade - Carl Cannon's ON THIS DATE takes readers down American history's back alleys and side streets.

From the arrival of the Mayflower through the 2016 election, ON THIS DATE takes readers through five hundred years of American history, choosing a vignette for each date on the calendar year. Drawing from Carl Cannon's popular RealClearPolitics Morning Note, ON THIS DATE is formatted around fascinating-and sometimes unknown-stories behind specific dates in U.S. history: How presidents reacted privately to the loss of American astronauts, what Dwight Eisenhower really thought about playing football against the great Jim Thorpe, the legal grounds for the first American divorce, and who wrote Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer-and who profited from it. In the spirit of Kenneth Davis's Don't Know Much About History and the History Channel's "10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America," ON THIS DATE offers a colorful alternative history that debunks some popular myths and celebrates America's forgotten heroes.

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ISBN-13: 9781455542307
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/18/2017
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 410,555
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Carl M. Cannon is the Washington Bureau Chief of RealClearPolitics. Carl is a past recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting and the Aldo Beckman Award, the two most prestigious awards for White House coverage. Previous positions include Executive Editor of Politics Daily, Washington Bureau Chief for Reader's Digest, White House correspondent for both the Baltimore Sun and National Journal, a fellow-in-residence at Harvard University's Institute of Politics, and a past president of the White House Correspondents' Association. He is the author of The Pursuit of Happiness in Times of War and co-author of Reagan's Disciple: George W. Bush's Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy (with Lou Cannon) and Circle of Greed (with Patrick Dillon). Carl was also a member of the San Jose Mercury-News staff awarded a Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

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