Terrible But True: Awful Events in American History by Dinah WilliamsTerrible But True: Awful Events in American History by Dinah Williams

Terrible But True: Awful Events in American History

byDinah Williams

Paperback | November 29, 2016

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Explore some of the weird, fascinating, scary, and altogether strange stories from America's past.

Forget everything you thought you knew about American history: TERRIBLE BUT TRUE explores all of the insanely strange events that really happened in our country's past that your history teacher never told you about! Want to know who America's first serial killer was? Did you know that there were once pirates on U.S. waters? What about ghosts that are said to haunt old battlefields? In Terrible but True, you'll learn the truth behind real stories like these as you dive into America's weird, forgotten past.

Featuring a mix of black-and-white photographs and quirky spot illustrations that bring history to life, this engaging book has something for everyone, from kids to older history buffs. So prepare to be scared: sometimes fact is creepier than fiction!

Dinah Williams, an editor at Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, packaged books for more than a decade at Byron Preiss Visual Publications. As a children's book author, she has written a dozen books including: Slithery, Slimy, Scaly Treats; Monstrous Morgues of the Past; Abandoned Amusement Parks; Haunted Prisons; and Spooky Cemeteries...
Title:Terrible But True: Awful Events in American HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.97 × 7.04 × 0.46 inPublished:November 29, 2016Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545909724

ISBN - 13:9780545909723


Editorial Reviews

""Whatâ??s more alluring than a catastrophe? This easy-reading collection of calamities should attract both browsers and researchers like a magnet."" -Booklist