A Treasury Of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, And Other Colorful Characters Stuck In The Footnotes Of History

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A Treasury Of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, And Other Colorful Characters Stuck In The Footnotes Of History

by Michael Farquhar

Penguin Books | March 25, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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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 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 3.15 × 2.17 × 0.23 in

Published: March 25, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143113054

ISBN - 13: 9780143113058

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A Treasury Of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, And Other Colorful Characters Stuck In The Footnotes Of History

by Michael Farquhar

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 3.15 × 2.17 × 0.23 in

Published: March 25, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143113054

ISBN - 13: 9780143113058

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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 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.

About 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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