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Strange stories, amazing facts of America's past.

Author: Reader's Digest Association.
Publisher: Pleasantville, NY : Reader's Digest Association, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If you ever thought history was dull and our forefathers stodgy, here is a book to change your mind. Its short newsy approach to the most fascinating offbeat stories in American history make it fun to read and hard to put down. Did you know that Polish immigrants reached America 12 years before the Pilgrims? That a Supreme Court justice was once arrested--a a vice president indicted--for murder? That Al Capone's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Reader's Digest Association.
ISBN: 9780762107735 0762107731
OCLC Number: 141187904
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 416 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 26 cm
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If you ever thought history was dull and our forefathers stodgy, here is a book to change your mind. Its short newsy approach to the most fascinating offbeat stories in American history make it fun to read and hard to put down. Did you know that Polish immigrants reached America 12 years before the Pilgrims? That a Supreme Court justice was once arrested--a a vice president indicted--for murder? That Al Capone's brother was a federal Prohibition agent? This is America at its most fascinating--more than 600 true stories as gripping as a whodunit, as fast paced as a spy chase, as atmospheric as a historical novel--guaranteed to give many hours of reading pleasure. B02226.

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