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101 Things You Didn't Know About Lincoln

by Brian Thornton

From his loves and losses to the possibility his ghost still resides in the White House, Abraham Lincoln's complexity, his experiences, and his life in politics are explored in this unique biography. High school & older.

101 Things You Didn't Know About Lincoln

by Brian Thornton Richard W. Donley

One hundred fifty years after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America's most fascinating, brilliant, and visionary leaders. He's idolized as a hero, a legend, and even a secular saint. But what about the real man behind the stone monument? In this engaging, intelligent book, you'll learn about more than just his savvy political skills and Civil War power plays. 101 Things You Didn't Know about Lincoln reveals other little known details of his personal and professional life, including: how Lincoln escaped death more than once as a child; why he once used a chicken bone to argue a court case; why the Lincolns keep goats at the White House; when and why he grew that beard; how John Wilkes Booth's brother saved Lincoln's son; who tried to rob Lincoln's grave; and more! Filled with these and other offbeat facts, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Lincoln is sure to fascinate, whether you're a newcomer to Lincoln legend and lore, or a hardcore history buff!

The Book of Ancient Bastards

by Brian Thornton

When it comes to bastards, you can't beat the good old days of the Egyptian pharaohs, the Roman Empire, or Europe during the Dark Ages. The bastards of old abound--and they come in every color, creed, gender, and sexual preference.From the cross-dressing emperor Elagabalus of Rome, who was assassinated by his own grandmother, to the icon-worshipping fanatical Empress Irene of Byzantine, who gouged out her only son's eyes, you'll find the most malevolent malcontents who have truly survived the test of time.The Book of Ancient Bastards: Because when it comes to bad, it really is ancient history!

The Book of Ancient Bastards

by Brian Thornton

When it comes to bastards, you can't beat the good old days of the Egyptian pharaohs, the Roman Empire, or Europe during the Dark Ages. The bastards of old abound--and they come in every color, creed, gender, and sexual preference. From the cross-dressing emperor Elagabalus of Rome, who was assassinated by his own grandmother, to the icon-worshipping fanatical Empress Irene of Byzantine, who gouged out her only son's eyes, you'll find the most malevolent malcontents who have truly survived the test of time. The Book of Ancient Bastards: Because when it comes to bad, it reallyisancient history!

The Book of Bastards

by Brian Thornton

Move over, Benedict Arnold . . .Oh to be sure, America's first traitor is one of the 101 bastards you will find in this one-of-a-kind account of bad guys in Washington. But compared to some of the gross misconduct in this frighteningly funny history book, well, let's just say he's in good company. This page-turner of a potboiler reveals all the dirtiest little secrets readers never learned in history class. From illegitimate children (we thought Grover Cleveland was too boring to have sex) and illicit trysts (Warren G. Harding in the White House phone booth with his secretary) to turncoats (make up your own mind about Daniel Ellsberg) and traitors (General Wilkinson, aka a Spanish secret agent), you will discover all the dirt worth dishing since the founding of Jamestown.The Book of Bastards - because what you don't know about the history of our great nation can make you laugh and cry!

The Book Of Bastards

by Brian Thornton

Move over, Benedict Arnold . . . Oh to be sure, America's first traitorisone of the 101 bastards you will find in this one-of-a-kind account of bad guys in Washington. But compared to some of the gross misconduct in this frighteningly funny history book, well, let's just say he's in good company. This page-turner of a potboiler reveals all the dirtiest little secrets readers never learned in history class. From illegitimate children (we thought Grover Cleveland was too boring to have sex) and illicit trysts (Warren G. Harding in the White House phone booth with his secretary) to turncoats (make up your own mind about Daniel Ellsberg) and traitors (General Wilkinson, aka a Spanish secret agent), you will discover all the dirt worth dishing since the founding of Jamestown. The Book of Bastards--because what you don't know about the history of our great nation can make you laughandcry!

The Everything Kids' Presidents Book

by Brian Thornton

Did George Washington really cut down his father's cherry tree? Who was the last president to have facial hair? Which U.S. president had a country's capital city named after him? Which president earned the nickname, "His Accidency"? With The Everything Kids' Presidents Book, you'll be at the head of your class after learning about the lives, legacies, and impact that our country's 44 leaders had on the history of the United States. Filled with fun facts, trivia, and 30 puzzles, The Everything Kids' Presidents Book introduces you to everyone from our first president, George Washington, through George W. Bush. Learning about the people who shaped the history of our country has never been so much fun!

The Everything® Kids' Presidents Book

by Brian Thornton

With The Everything Kids' Presidents Book, you'll be at the head of your class after learning about the lives, legacies, and impact that our country's 44 leaders had on the history of the United States.

The Everything Kids' States Book

by Brian Thornton

Which lake in Massachusetts has one of the longest names of any body of water in the United States? Which U.S. state began as a prison? In which state is half of the popcorn eaten in America is grown and packaged? You'll learn all of this and more fun facts and interesting trivia about the history, geography and landmarks in all of the 50 states -from California and Washington all the way to Maine and Florida in--The Everything Kids' States Book. Packed with 30 puzzles like dot-to-dots, mazes, word searches, rebus puzzles riddles, and more, The Everything Kids' States Book will take you on an unforgettable journey across the U.S. of A.!

The Everything® Kids' States Book

by Brian Thornton

Through puzzles, trivia, and facts, The Everything Kids' States Book offers all kids need to know about the U S of A-- from Main and Florida to California and Washington. Kids will enjoy learning all the fun details about America, including: Lake Chargoggmaunchaugagoggchaubung-ungamaugg in Massachusetts has one of the longest names of any body of water in the U. S. The Dutch purchased the land that is now New York city with trade goods that would cost about $25 today. Philadelphia was the first capital of the U. S.

Honest Abe

by Brian Thornton

One hundred fifty years after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America's most fascinating, brilliant, and visionary leaders. He's idolized as a hero, a legend, and even a secular saint. In this engaging, intelligent book, you will learn about more than just his savvy political skills and Civil War power plays, including: How Lincoln escaped death more than once as a childWhy the Lincolns kept goats at the White HouseHow John Wilkes Booth's brother saved Lincoln's sonWho tried to rob Lincoln's graveHonest Abe--because what you didn't know will surprise you!

Honest Abe: 101 Little-known Truths about Abraham Lincoln

by Brian Thornton

One hundred fifty years after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America's most fascinating, brilliant, and visionary leaders. He's idolized as a hero, a legend, and even a secular saint. In this engaging, intelligent book, you will learn about more than just his savvy political skills and Civil War power plays, including: How Lincoln escaped death more than once as a childWhy the Lincolns kept goats at the White HouseHow John Wilkes Booth's brother saved Lincoln's sonWho tried to rob Lincoln's graveHonest Abe--because what you didn't know will surprise you!

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