Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Book in Review – The Greatest Stories Never Told

Book Count: 103

The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 tales from history to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy By: Rick Beyer
Non-fiction: history 199 pages 2003

This book is based off of the Timelab 2000 series that was on the History Channel in the year 2000. If you recall they were a series of commercial length bits on different unusual bits of history. This book has a couple paragraphs on each event and then a couple pictures, notes, ads or other things on the event mostly from its time. Many of these 100 things were things that the average person wouldn’t know. A few were more well known, but not the type of things you learned in history class (like how a piece of tape was the downfall of Nixon.) It was a collection of fun facts and tidbits that was an easy read in chapters perfect for a few minutes here and there of reading.

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