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- DescriptionThis is a fascinating collection of historical events, people and developments that have been lost to time. It is the perfect gift-book; a surprising and alternative history to that learnt in school and from textbooks. It comes from celebrated figure Martin W. Sandler- winner of 7 Emmy Awards and author of more than 50 books. The only thing new in the world, said Harry S. Truman, is the history you don't kw. In this fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author of Resolute and Atlantic Ocean) restores to memory important events, people and developments that have been lost to time. Though barely kwn today, these are major historical stories, from Ziryab, an eighth-century black slave whose influence on music, cuisine, fashion and manners still reverberates, to Cahokia, a twelfth-century city rth of the Rio Grande, which at its zenith contained a population estimated to have been as high as 40,000 (more than any contemporaneous European city), to the most devastating fire in US history-t the Great Chicago Fire of October 8, 1871, but the Peshtigo Forest Fire in Wisconsin, which occurred on the same day. These tales are far from trivia; they illuminate little-kwn American and international achievements, ingenuity, heroics, blunders and tragedies that changed the course of history and still resonate today.
- Author BiographyMartin W. Sandler has received many honours including two Pulitzer Prize nominations, a Boston Horn Book Award and seven Emmys. His Library of Congress American History series has been a national bestseller with more than 500,000 copies sold. He has taught American history and American studies at UMass and Smith College. He lives in Cape Cod, MA.
- Author(s)Martin W. Sandler
- PublisherSterling Publishing Co Inc
- Date of Publication07/05/2015
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Out-of-print date07/06/2016
- Content Noteb/w throughout, 76 illustrations
- Weight417 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine21 mm
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