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One-Night Stands with American History|Richard Shenkman
One-Night Stands with American History : Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents
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Respect yourself in the morning -- read One-Night Stands with American History

This collection of little-known facts and anecdotes is American history with the boring parts left out. Richard Shenkman and Kurt Reiger have uncovered numerous stories about hoaxes, inventions, secrets, and rare incidents -- many involving the most famous and powerful people in America.

  • President U. S. Grant was arrested for speeding in his horse carriage.
  • J. Edgar Hoover refused to allow people to walk on his shadow.
  • France shipped Louisiana twenty-five prostitutes because women were in short supply in 1721.
  • H. L. Hunt won his first oil well in a game of five-card stud.

Even historians find that One-Night Stands with American History features fascinating stories they never knew. Now updated with facts and anecdotes from the last twenty years, this volume is a treasure trove of remarkable stories that will startle, entertain, and inform you. And the best part is that they're all true

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  • ISBN-13: 9780060538200
  • ISBN-10: 0060538201
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company
  • Publish Date: August 2003
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.42 x 0.84 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
  • Page Count: 322