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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (288 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Farquhar Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Best-selling journalist Michael Farquhar, popular author of A Treasury of Great American Scandals, ransacked the archives to rescue 30 almost-famous Americans from the dust bin of obscurity. These colorful figures range from Mayflower Murderer John Billington (1624) to Dick Fosbury, father of the Flop (1968). Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Annette | 2/9/2014

    " Interesting look at some forgotten Americans. Well researched, easy to read, but a bit depressing since (spoiler here....) most of those showcased in this book didn't leave this world in a happy state of mind! So definitely a good book to learn about little-known Americans but don't expect a "happy" book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mitchell | 2/7/2014

    " A great idea for a book and a reminder of how many truly colorful characters have made this country what it is. I had heard of a few of these people, but I was truly amazed by some that I hadn't. The real stand-out for me was Richard Mentor Johnson, the war hero who killed Tecumsah, became a Senator and Van Buren's Vice President. He had real presidential ambitions, but one big "problem". He considered lived with a slave woman as his wife and had three children by her. The "problem" was he considered them to be equals and expected Washington society to treat them accordingly. Basically, the VP had a Black wife. People told him they couldn't support him for President for that reason alone. That's just one of many amazing tales of U.S. history in this fun quickie read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Angelina | 2/2/2014

    " Not bad, but some of these people probably should have stayed forgotten. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stacey Corbett | 1/29/2014

    " This is a fun little book, exploring the history of some interesting people that don't always make the pages of the traditional history books. "

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