The Greatest Stories Never Told

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The Greatest Stories Never Told

The Greatest Stories Never Told

Special Ops

  • Author: Laurence J. Yadon
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493042149
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
  • View: 733
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In The Greatest Stories Never Told: Special Ops, attorney and author Larry Yadon has written some of the greatest tales about special forces and operations – not twice- or thrice-told tales, but the ones you haven’t heard before. It is an unforgettable collection, and includes stories of legendary operations from the late 18th century, when special forces emerged, through present-day Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Greatest Stories Never Told: Snipers

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The Greatest Stories Never Told: Snipers

The Greatest Stories Never Told: Snipers

  • Author: Laurence J. Yadon
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493038567
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
  • View: 6538
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The Greatest Stories Never Told: Snipers is an unforgettable collection of heart-stopping stories of well-known contemporary American snipers but focuses primarily upon other practitioners of the silent art who few contemporary readers in this genre have encountered before. They begin in south central France, at the dawn of the Thirteenth Century, and end in our present era of modern warfare. They include stories from the Civil War, the Great War, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, and more.

The Greatest Survivor Stories Never Told

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The Greatest Survivor Stories Never Told

The Greatest Survivor Stories Never Told

  • Author: Mara Bovsun,Allan Zullo
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780740727283
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 213
  • View: 2239
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Focusing on the grit and determination that makes survival under extreme circumstances possible, the authors collect amazing stories of survival from across the globe. Original. 25,000 first printing.

The Greatest War Stories Never Told

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The Greatest War Stories Never Told

The Greatest War Stories Never Told

100 Tales from Military History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy

  • Author: Rick Beyer
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062310372
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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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!

The Greatest Music Stories Never Told

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The Greatest Music Stories Never Told

The Greatest Music Stories Never Told

100 Tales from Music History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy

  • Author: Rick Beyer
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062310364
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
  • View: 4775
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Did you know about: The ballet that sparked a riot? The rock star who became an astrophysicist? The song that saved Wheaties? The man killed by his own conducting? The controversy behind "Mary Had a Little Lamb"? Prepare to be astonished, bewildered, and stupefied by the tantalizing tidbits of music history collected here: amazing stories about jazz, classical, country, rock 'n' roll, hip-hop, show tunes, composers, band names, song lyrics, instruments, technology, controversies, and more. Learn how the FBI spent years trying to decode the lyrics of one rock song. Discover how Watergate provided the inspiration for A Chorus Line. Find out how one megahit was born in a history class, while another was dashed off in a fit of anger at actor Robert De Niro. Meet the monk behind solfège, the aviation pioneer who created Muzak, and the prisoner who literally sang himself out of jail. Then there's the most important person in rock 'n' roll history—chances are you've never heard of him! Continuing the successful Greatest Stories Never Told series, Rick Beyer has delivered another classic volume for history and music buffs alike.

The Greatest Science Stories Never Told

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The Greatest Science Stories Never Told

The Greatest Science Stories Never Told

100 tales of invention and discovery to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy

  • Author: Rick Beyer
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061626961
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
  • View: 5047
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100 tales of invention and discovery to astonish, bewilder, & stupefy Meet the angry undertaker who gave us the push-button phone. Discover how modesty led to the invention of the stethoscope. Find out why Albert Einstein patented a refrigerator. Learn how a train full of trumpeters made science history. Did you know about: The frustrated fashion designer who created the space suit? The gun-toting newspaperman who invented the parking meter? The midnight dreams that led to a Nobel Prize? They're so good, you can't read just one!

The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told

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The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told

The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told

100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy

  • Author: Rick Beyer
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0060760184
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
  • View: 6680
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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 sighting . . . and let's not forget about the president who went skinny-dipping in the Potomac every day! That's the kind of presidential history you'll find in The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told: One hundred little-known stories to make you shake your head in wonder. If you want to find out how "Hail to the Chief" came to be the president's song, why the Oval Office isn't square, which president saved the game of football, and why Washington, D.C., could have been named Hertburn, this is the book for you. Did You Know About: The custody battle that made George Washington an American? The counterfeiters who tried to steal Lincoln's body? The woman who brought down Andrew Jackson's cabinet? The man who was president for a day? You know what makes the presidents famous, but it's the stuff you don't know that makes them interesting. A feast of fascinating presidential tidbits awaits.

The Greatest Sports Stories Never Told

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The Greatest Sports Stories Never Told

The Greatest Sports Stories Never Told

  • Author: Bruce M. Nash,Allan Zullo
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • ISBN: 9780671759384
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 96
  • View: 2011
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Presents thirty-four true stories from the world of sports, demonstrating feats of determination and incredible luck

The Greatest Firefighter Stories Never Told

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The Greatest Firefighter Stories Never Told

The Greatest Firefighter Stories Never Told

  • Author: Mike Santangelo,Mara Bovsun,Allan Zullo
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780740728204
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 210
  • View: 629
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Presents a collection of heroic true stories from airport firefighters, hazardous materials experts, smoke jumpers, and New York City firefighters who survived the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.