The Greatest War Stories Never Told

And don't forget the elderly pig whose death triggered an international crisis between the United States and Great Britain. This is the kind of history you'll find in The Greatest War Stories Never Told.

The Greatest War Stories Never Told

The Greatest War Stories Never Told

Search the annals of military history and you will discover no end of quirky characters and surprising true stories: The topless dancer who saved the Byzantine Empire. The World War I battle that was halted so a soccer game could be played. The scientist who invented a pigeon-guided missile in 1943. And don't forget the elderly pig whose death triggered an international crisis between the United States and Great Britain. This is the kind of history you'll find in The Greatest War Stories Never Told. One hundred fascinating stories drawn from two thousand years of military history, accompanied by a wealth of photographs, maps, drawings, and documents that help bring each story to life. Little-known tales told with a one-two punch of history and humor that will make you shake your head in disbelief -- but they're all true! Did You Know That: One military unit served on both sides during the Civil War The War of Jenkins's Ear was actually fought over a sea captain's ear Daniel Boone was once tried for treason A siege on Poland in 1519 gave birth to the marriage of bread and butter Discover how war can be a catalyst for change; an engine for innovation; and an arena for valor, deceit, intrigue, ambition, revenge, audacity, folly, and even silliness. Want to know how the mafia helped the United States win World War II, when the word bazooka was coined, or how Silly Putty was invented? Read on!

More Books:

The Greatest War Stories Never Told
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Rick Beyer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-11-01 - Publisher: Harper

Search the annals of military history and you will discover no end of quirky characters and surprising true stories: The topless dancer who saved the Byzantine Empire. The World War I battle that was halted so a soccer game could be played. The scientist who invented a pigeon-guided missile in
The Greatest War Stories Never Told
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Rick Beyer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-30 - Publisher: Harper Collins

Search the annals of military history and you will discover no end of quirky characters and surprising true stories: The topless dancer who saved the Byzantine Empire. The World War I battle that was halted so a soccer game could be played. The scientist who invented a pigeon-guided missile in
The Greatest Stories Never Told
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Rick Beyer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-03-18 - Publisher: Harper

History isn't always made by great armies colliding or by great civilizations rising or falling. Sometimes it's made when a chauffeur takes a wrong turn, a scientist forgets to clean up his lab, or a drunken soldier gets a bit rowdy. That's the kind of history you'll find in The
The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Rick Beyer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-10-16 - Publisher: Harper Collins

What most of us don't know about our presidents could fill a book—and this just happens to be that book! From the archives of The History Channel® comes a treasure trove of quirky presidential history that will truly astonish, bewilder, and stupefy. Like Abraham Lincoln's duel or Jimmy Carter's UFO
Im Westen nichts Neues
Language: de
Pages:
Authors: Rick Beyer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

Books about Im Westen nichts Neues

Popular All Time

The Wreckage of My Presence
3 x Carlin
Santi, poeti e altri lavoratori autonomi
Grumpy Cat: No-It-All
Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave
Girl With No Job
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Solutions and Other Problems
Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light
Barrel Fever
The Best of Me
Bossypants (Enhanced Edition)
Idiot
Assholes Finish First
Stay Hungry
Me Talk Pretty One Day
She Memes Well
Inside Comedy

Recent Books: