The Greatest War Stories Never Told

Author: Rick Beyer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062310372
Format: PDF
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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

Author: Rick Beyer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062310364
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 Presidential Stories Never Told

Author: Rick Beyer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060760184
Format: PDF
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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 Science Stories Never Told

Author: Rick Beyer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061626961
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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!

American History Revised

Author: Seymour Morris
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307587606
Format: PDF
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Collects lesser-known historical miscellany from 1776 to the present, revealing how lower-profile individuals and events played unexpected influential roles, including the overlooked 1932 mock attack on Pearl Harbor that revealed regional vulnerability. Original.

The Guitarist s Guide to Set Up Maintenance

Author: Charlie Chandler
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476860009
Format: PDF, Kindle
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(Guitar Educational). This ultimate guide to caring for your guitar includes: how to strip down and clean your instrument * how to set the action * how regular maintenance can improve your guitar and your playing. Top repairman Charlie Chandler will show you how to carry out basic maintenance and repairs, all of which can be done yourself, without the need for professional assistance. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout with over a hundred diagrams and photographs. Includes special troubleshooting tips to help you solve common problems like fret buzz, chips and cracks in paintwork, electrical problems, intonation, and more. Whether you're a beginner struggling with a new set of strings or a pro looking to hone your set-up, this book will help you to get more out of your guitar.

Nobody Told Me

Author: Ken Geringer
Publisher: Hipway PressInc
ISBN: 9780970712608
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The former music company executive documents his life and career, from his misspent youth in Rockland County, New York, during the 1970s to his rise as a successful businessman, and collaboration with record producer Jack Douglas.

Presidential Anecdotes

Author: Paul F. Boller
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780195097313
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gathers interesting and humorous stories about American presidents from Washington to Clinton and shows little-known aspects of each one's personality

Music Radio

Author: Jim Cox
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN: 9780786420476
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This work encompasses the range of musical programming from the early 1920s to the early 1960s. Jazz, country, classical, gospel, pop, big band, western, and semi-classical forms are covered, as are the vocalists, instrumentalists and disc jockeys who made them available to listeners"--Provided by publisher.