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Lost to Time Unforgettable Stories That History Forgot

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ISBN-10: 1402729588

ISBN-13: 9781402729584

Edition: 2010

Authors: Martin W. Sandler

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Stories that history forgot...but readers will remember "The only thing new in the world," said Harry S. Truman, "is the history you don't know." In this fresh and fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author ofResoluteandAtlantic Ocean) restores to memory important events, people, and developments that have been lost to time. Though barely known today, these are major historical stories, fromZiryab, an eighth-century black slave whose influence on music, cuisine, fashion, and manners still reverberates, toCahokia, a 12th century city north of the Rio Grande, which at its zenith contained a population estimated to have been as high as 40,000 (more than any…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Martin W. Sandler is the author of Lincoln Through the Lens and The Dust Bowl Through the Lens. He has won five Emmy Awards for his writing for television and is the author of more than sixty books, two of which have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Among Sandler's other books are the six volumes in his award-winning Library of Congress American History Series for Young People, a series which has sold more than 500,000 copies. Other books by Mr. Sandler include: Island of Hope: The Story of Ellis Island, Trapped in Ice, The Story of American Photography, The Vaqueros, America: A Celebration, and This Was America. Martin Sandler has taught American history and American studies at the…    

Preface
The Slave Who Changed Society (Ninth Century)
The Forgotten Rome of the Americas (Twelfth Century)
Conquering the Point of No Return (1434)
Architect of a Revolution (1741-75)
Outdoing Revere: History's Forgotten Riders (1777)
America's Greatest Hero (1847-57)
The Sultana: Death on the Great River (1865)
America's First Subway: Secrets under Broadway (1870)
Great Fire in the Forest (1871)
The First to Fly? (1901)
Exercise Tiger: A Rehearsal for D-Day (1944)
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Photo Credits