The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told
100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy
By Rick Beyer
(Harper, Hardcover, 9780060760182, 224pp.)
Publication Date: October 2007
What most of us don't know about our presidents could fill a bookand 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.
Rick Beyer is the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told book series, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been seen on The History Channel, A&E, and National Geographic Channel. He is also an accomplished speaker who inspires and entertains audiences around the country. He lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts.