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Book Read Online A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, and Other Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History by Michael Farquhar

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

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 rescu 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 than historical runners up they re the spies, explorers, patriots, and martyrs without whom history as we know it would be very different indeed

Title : A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, and Other Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History
Author :  Michael Farquhar
Language : English
Isbn : 0143113054
Format : Paperback
Pages : 257 pages

Rating: 4.3

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