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Forget what you were taught in seventh grade - this riveting book takes listeners down American history's back alleys and side streets.

From the arrival of the Mayflower through the 2016 election, On This Date explores 500 years of American history, revealing a compelling tale for each day in the calendar year.

Drawing from Carl M. Cannon's popular RealClearPolitics' "Morning Note", On This Date is focused on fascinating - and sometimes unknown - stories behind specific dates in US history: what inspired Abraham Lincoln to grow his famous beard, what Dwight Eisenhower really thought about playing football against the great Jim Thorpe, the legal grounds for the first American divorce, who wrote "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" - and who profited from it.

Colorful yet authoritative, On This Date debunks some popular myths and celebrates America's forgotten heroes.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Carl M. Cannon (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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"[On This Date] is rich in forgotten facts about celebrated patriots and unearthed tales of the daring and genius of ordinary Americans. Popular history at its very best, as entertaining as it is instructive, and a moving appreciation of the restless upstarts who carved a nation from the wilderness and made it the most successful enterprise in human history." (Senator John McCain)

"Narrator Dan Woren gives the historical anecdotes the feel of a radio feature, like something listeners might have heard from broadcaster Paul Harvey.... The stories are occasionally broken up with an impression of a famous figure, such as Groucho Marx or John F. Kennedy, as their quotes are read. Whether listeners savor them over an entire year or devour them at once, they teach a little and entertain a lot." (AudioFile)

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Wonderful historical facts on our land.

This was a delightful, inspiring, heart-warming look at 365 events, quotes, and characters that shaped what is America.