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The Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History | [Michael Farquhar]

The Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History

Best-selling journalist Michael Farquhar, popular author of A Treasury of Great American Scandals, ransacked the archives to rescue 30 almost-famous Americans from the dust bin of obscurity. These colorful figures range from Mayflower Murderer John Billington (1624) to Dick Fosbury, father of the "Flop" (1968).
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Best-selling journalist Michael Farquhar, popular author of A Treasury of Great American Scandals, ransacked the archives to rescue 30 almost-famous Americans from the dust bin of obscurity. These colorful figures range from Mayflower Murderer John Billington (1624) to Dick Fosbury, father of the "Flop" (1968).

©2008 Michael Farquhar; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Greg Silver Spring, MD, USA 10-19-09
    Greg Silver Spring, MD, USA 10-19-09
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    "Ok book - frustrating audiobook"

    Each chapter of this book covers a different person, so it would be a perfect book to skip around. However, the track breaks on the audiobook don't mirror the chapter breaks, so you pretty much have to listen to the whole book consecutively to know who is the subject of each chapter.
    The content is interesting enough - just basic anecdotal history.

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