One-night Stands With American History (revised And Updated Edition): Odd, Amusing, and Little…

Paperback | August 5, 2003

byRichard Shenkman

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Respect yourself in the morning -- read One-Night Stands with American History!

This collection of little-known facts and anecdotes is American history with the boring parts left out. Richard Shenkman and Kurt Reiger have uncovered numerous stories about hoaxes, inventions, secrets, and rare incidents -- many involving the most famous and powerful people in America.

  • President U. S. Grant was arrested for speeding in his horse carriage.
  • J. Edgar Hoover refused to allow people to walk on his shadow.
  • France shipped Louisiana twenty-five prostitutes because women were in short supply in 1721.
  • H. L. Hunt won his first oil well in a game of five-card stud.

Even historians find that One-Night Stands with American History features fascinating stories they never knew. Now updated with facts and anecdotes from the last twenty years, this volume is a treasure trove of remarkable stories that will startle, entertain, and inform you. And the best part is that they're all true!

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Respect yourself in the morning -- read One-Night Stands with American History!This collection of little-known facts and anecdotes is American history with the boring parts left out. Richard Shenkman and Kurt Reiger have uncovered numerous stories about hoaxes, inventions, secrets, and rare incidents -- many involving the most famous a...

Richard Shenkman is the New York Times bestselling author of five history books, including Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History, "I Love Paul Revere, Whether He Rode or Not," and One-Night Stands with American History, which he co-authored. Educated at Vassar and Harvard, he is an Emmy Award-winning investigator reporte...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 5, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060538201

ISBN - 13:9780060538200

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