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That's Not in My American History Book
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That's Not in My American History Book
A Compilation of Little Known Events and Forgotten Heroes
Edition: Unabridged
Creators: Thomas Ayres, Jeff Riggenbach
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Imprint: Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
Pub. date: 01/01/2007
Lib. SRP: 39.95 USD
Ret. SRP: 16.95 USD
Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook
ISBN: 9781455104543
DRM Level: Windows Media DRM
Min. Version: OverDrive app 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
File size: 114436 KB
Duration: 07:57:44
Grade Range: Grade 9 - Grade 12
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   History, Nonfiction
Keywords:
   History
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Short Description:
   

That's Not in My American History Book collects an illuminating treasury of stories edited out of your textbooks. It explains why the Fourth of July isn't really our Independence Day. It dispels the myth of Paul Revere's ride. It reveals nineteenth-century political mudslinging that labeled Andrew Jackson a murderer and his wife an adulteress. It even unveils the only vice president ever to compose a number-one pop hit.

For generations, history classes reduced the American story into a dry litany of dates, names, and places. Now, Thomas Ayres fills in the gaps, supplying the messy details, reclaiming the overlooked heroes, and correcting the facts you thought you knew. With insight, irreverence, and wit, That's Not in My American History Book uncovers our unknown past.

Full Description:
   

That's Not in My American History Book collects an illuminating treasury of stories edited out of your textbooks. It explains why the Fourth of July isn't really our Independence Day. It dispels the myth of Paul Revere's ride. It reveals nineteenth-century political mudslinging that labeled Andrew Jackson a murderer and his wife an adulteress. It even unveils the only vice president ever to compose a number-one pop hit.

For generations, history classes reduced the American story into a dry litany of dates, names, and places. Now, Thomas Ayres fills in the gaps, supplying the messy details, reclaiming the overlooked heroes, and correcting the facts you thought you knew. With insight, irreverence, and wit, That's Not in My American History Book uncovers our unknown past.

Creator Marketing:
  Thomas Ayres     
     

Thomas Ayres is an award-winning writer and veteran investigative reporter with a passion for history. He has written numerous feature and historical articles for the Dallas Times Herald, the Dallas Morning News, and Civil War Times' quarterly publication Columbiad. He has received awards for writing and reporting from the Associated Press, United Press International, and the Southwest Journalism Forum. Now retired, he lives and writes in his hometown of Jonesboro, Louisiana.

  Jeff Riggenbach     
     

Jeff Riggenbach has narrated numerous titles for Blackstone Audio. An author, contributing editor, and producer, he has worked in radio in San Francisco for the last thirty years, earning a Golden Mike Award for journalistic excellence.

OverDrive WMA Audiobook (OAB) Rights:
  Burning to disk permitted
  Transfer permitted to compatible devices
     Transfer to iPod®/Apple® device permitted
  Public performance not permitted
  File sharing not permitted
  Peer-to-peer usage not permitted
Geographic Rights:
   Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Greenland, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, United States
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