That's Not in My American History Book: A Compilation of Little Known Events and Forgotten Heroes

Front Cover
Taylor Trade Publications, 2004 - History - 240 pages
History classes reduce America's story into a dry litany of dates, names, and places. That's Not in My American History Book tackles the messy details, reclaims disregarded heroes, and sets the record straight. This book explains why July 4th isn't really Independence Day, reveals 19th century mudslinging that labels Andrew Jackson a "murderer," and even unveils the only vice president with a number-one pop hit. With insight, wit, and irreverence, Ayres uncovers our overlooked past.

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Terrible, This book presents several bits of false information as fact. A quick study will show a lot of the anecdotes are simply false.

History Book

User Review  - awilson0908 - Overstock.com

Great book for a history lover. All kinds of facts we never knew about American History. My husband loves it! Read full review

Other editions - View all

Bibliographic information