The Greatest Music Stories Never Told

The Greatest Music Stories Never Told
Author: Rick Beyer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07-30
ISBN: 0062310364
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Music Stories Never Told Book Excerpt:

The author of the highly successful History Channel series The Greatest Stories Never Told returns with new historic tales, this time focusing on amazing music stories that aren’t taught in the average classroom Rick Beyer plums the vast archives of the History Channel to deliver a treasure trove of obscure and fascinating stories to delight and entertain. The Greatest Music Stories Never Told continues the series tradition with short, fascinating tales accompanied by an array of stunning and diverse photographs from around the globe. The Greatest Music Stories Never Told illuminates the origins of a fascinating range of music topics, from instruments and styles to composers and technological advances—all which show us how little we really know. Guaranteed to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy, this all new volume will appeal not only to history buffs but to pop culture audiences and music fans of all ages and stripes.

The Greatest Stories Never Told

The Greatest Stories Never Told
Author: Rick Beyer
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2003-03-18
ISBN: 9780060014018
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Stories Never Told Book Excerpt:

History isn't always made by great armies colliding or by great civilizations rising or falling. Sometimes it's made when a chauffeur takes a wrong turn, a scientist forgets to clean up his lab, or a drunken soldier gets a bit rowdy. That's the kind of history you'll find in The Greatest Stories Never Told. This is history candy -- the good stuff. Here are 100 tales to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy: more than two thousand years of history filled with courage, cowardice, hope, triumph, sex, intrigue, folly, humor, and ambition. It's a historical delight and a visual feast with hundreds of photographs, drawings, and maps that bring each story to life. A new discovery waits on every page: stories that changed the course of history and stories that affected what you had for breakfast this morning. Consider: The Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock because they ran out of beer Some Roman officials were so corrupt that they actually stole time itself Three cigars changed the course of the Civil War The Scottish kilt was invented by an Englishman Based on the popular Timelab 2000® history minutes hosted by Sam Waterston on The History Channel®, this collection of fascinating historical tidbits will have you shaking your head in wonder and disbelief. But they're all true. And you'll soon find yourself telling them to your friends.

The Greatest Science Stories Never Told

The Greatest Science Stories Never Told
Author: Rick Beyer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 1
Release: 2009-11-03
ISBN: 0061626961
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Science Stories Never Told Book Excerpt:

100 tales of invention and discovery to astonish, bewilder, & stupefy Meet the angry undertaker who gave us the push-button phone. Discover how modesty led to the invention of the stethoscope. Find out why Albert Einstein patented a refrigerator. Learn how a train full of trumpeters made science history. Did you know about: The frustrated fashion designer who created the space suit? The gun-toting newspaperman who invented the parking meter? The midnight dreams that led to a Nobel Prize? They're so good, you can't read just one!

The Greatest War Stories Never Told

The Greatest War Stories Never Told
Author: Rick Beyer
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2005-11-01
ISBN: 9780060760175
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest War Stories Never Told Book Excerpt:

Search the annals of military history and you will discover no end of quirky characters and surprising true stories: The topless dancer who saved the Byzantine Empire. The World War I battle that was halted so a soccer game could be played. The scientist who invented a pigeon-guided missile in 1943. And don't forget the elderly pig whose death triggered an international crisis between the United States and Great Britain. This is the kind of history you'll find in The Greatest War Stories Never Told. One hundred fascinating stories drawn from two thousand years of military history, accompanied by a wealth of photographs, maps, drawings, and documents that help bring each story to life. Little-known tales told with a one-two punch of history and humor that will make you shake your head in disbelief -- but they're all true! Did You Know That: One military unit served on both sides during the Civil War The War of Jenkins's Ear was actually fought over a sea captain's ear Daniel Boone was once tried for treason A siege on Poland in 1519 gave birth to the marriage of bread and butter Discover how war can be a catalyst for change; an engine for innovation; and an arena for valor, deceit, intrigue, ambition, revenge, audacity, folly, and even silliness. Want to know how the mafia helped the United States win World War II, when the word bazooka was coined, or how Silly Putty was invented? Read on!

The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told

The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told
Author: Rick Beyer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2007-10-16
ISBN: 0060760184
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told Book Excerpt:

What most of us don't know about our presidents could fill a book—and 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.

Engelsch woordenboek

Engelsch woordenboek
Author: Karel Bruggencate
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 624
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dutch language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engelsch woordenboek Book Excerpt:

The Greatest War Stories Never Told

The Greatest War Stories Never Told
Author: Rick Beyer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07-30
ISBN: 0062310372
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest War Stories Never Told Book Excerpt:

Rick Beyer, the author of the acclaimed History Channel® series The Greatest Stories Never Told, returns with new historic tales, this time focusing on amazing war stories Search the annals of military history and you will discover no end of quirky characters and surprising true stories: The topless dancer who saved the Byzantine Empire; the World War I battle that was halted so a soccer game could be played; the scientist who invented a pigeon-guided missile in 1943; and don't forget the elderly pig whose death triggered an international crisis between the United States and Great Britain. This is the kind of history you'll find in The Greatest War Stories Never Told. One hundred fascinating stories drawn from two thousand years of military history, accompanied by a wealth of photographs, maps, drawings, and documents that help bring each story to life. Little-known tales told with a one-two punch of history and humor that will make you shake your head in disbelief -- but they're all true! Did You Know That: One military unit served on both sides during the Civil War The War of Jenkins's Ear was actually fought over a sea captain's ear Daniel Boone was once tried for treason A siege on Poland in 1519 gave birth to the marriage of bread and butter Discover how war can be a catalyst for change; an engine for innovation; and an arena for valor, deceit, intrigue, ambition, revenge, audacity, folly, and even silliness. Want to know how the mafia helped the United States win World War II, when the word bazooka was coined, or how Silly Putty was invented? Read on!

The Last Perfect American

The Last Perfect American
Author: Charlene Dixon-Anthony
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2014-07-11
ISBN: 1496923804
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Perfect American Book Excerpt:

This is a book about a man of war and we are all born to die. It tells how a man chose to live until he died. And this is a book about a man whom I deeply love who has shown me the terrible facing of death that is military. Thank God he is still alive, but I live everyday as a woman who loves a man who is closer to God, eternity and his past than he is to me. This is a book of one warrior who speaks for all warriors who don’t speak about their experiences of war. From 15 years of age to eighty- seven years of age Jack forgot himself to serve his country. He was a body guard to three U.S Presidents who chose him because they knew he would surrender his life to protect them. Jack generously, although unwillingly, expressed his war experiences. Men of war hide violence. Jack has expressed this to me. I am grateful to be his wife and a woman that he loves. I am fortunate to be able to give this gift of Jack’s privacy to the world.

Read On History

Read On   History
Author: Tina Frolund
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2013-10-21
ISBN: 1610694325
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Read On History Book Excerpt:

Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds. This invaluable resource offers reading lists of contemporary and classic non-fiction history books and historical fiction, covering all time periods throughout the world, and including practically all manner of human endeavors. Every book included is hand-selected as an entertaining and enlightening read! Organized by appeal characteristics, this book will help readers zero in on the history books they will like best—for instance, titles that emphasize character, tell a specific type of historical story, convey a mood, or are presented in a particular setting. Every book listed has been recommended based on the author's research, and has proved to be a satisfying and worthwhile read. Provides succinct, accessible overview information to make finding the right book efficient Selectively arranges the most interesting books into lists that will entice readers to return to reading about the past Organizes lists in sections based on appeal features of character, setting, story, language, and mood

Top Secret Files

Top Secret Files
Author: Stephanie Bearce
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN: 1000490084
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Top Secret Files Book Excerpt:

Spy school, poison pens, exploding muffins, and Night Witches were all a part of World War II, but you won't learn that in your history books! Crack open secret files and read about the mysterious Ghost Army, rat bombs, and doodlebugs. Discover famous spies like the White Mouse, super-agent Garbo, and baseball player and spy, Moe Berg. Then build your own fingerprint kit and crack a spy code. It's all part of the true stories from the Top Secret Files: World War II. Take a look if you dare, but be careful! Some secrets are meant to stay hidden . . . Ages 9-12

The Elements of a Home

The Elements of a Home
Author: Amy Azzarito
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN: 1452179026
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elements of a Home Book Excerpt:

The Elements of a Home reveals the fascinating stories behind more than 60 everyday household objects and furnishings. Brimming with amusing anecdotes and absorbing trivia, this captivating collection is a treasure trove of curiosities. With tales from the kitchen, the bedroom, and every room in between, these pages expose how napkins got their start as lumps of dough in ancient Greece, why forks were once seen as immoral tools of the devil, and how Plato devised one of the earliest alarm clocks using rocks and water—plus so much more. • A charming book for anyone who loves history, design, or décor • Readers discover tales from every nook and cranny of a home. • Entries feature historical details from locations all over the world, including Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. As a design historian and former managing editor of Design*Sponge, author Amy Azzarito has crafted an engaging, whimsical history of the household objects you've never thought twice about. The result is a fascinating book filled with tidbits from a wide range of cultures and places about the history of domestic luxury. • Filled with lovely illustrations by Alice Pattullo • Perfect for anyone who adores interior design, trivia, history, and unique facts • Great for those who enjoyed The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy by Rick Beyer, An Uncommon History of Common Things by Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson, Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published
Author: Arielle Eckstut,David Henry Sterry
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2010-11-11
ISBN: 0761163980
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published Book Excerpt:

A complete author's toolkit: The guide that demystifies every step of the publishing process. No matter what type of book you want to write—fiction, nonfiction, humor, sci-fi, romance, cookbook, children's book—here is how to take an idea you're passionate about, develop it into a manuscript or proposal, get it published, and deliver it into the hands and hearts of readers. Includes interviews with dozens of publishing insiders—agents, editors, besteslling authors, and booksellers. Real-life success stories and the lessons they impart. Plus sample proposals and query letters, a resource guide, and more. Updated to cover ebooks, self-publishing, digital marketing, the power of social media, and more. This complete author's toolkit includes information on:- locating, luring, and landing an agent - perfecting your pitch - the nuts and bolts of a book proposal - conquering the query letter - finding the right publisher for YOU - four steps to reaching readers online - making Amazon work for you - kickstarting your Kickstarter campaign - the ins and outs of ebooks - 10 things you should have on your author website - turning rejection into a book deal - new frontiers in self-publishing

Food Lit A Reader s Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction

Food Lit  A Reader s Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction
Author: Melissa Brackney Stoeger
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN: 1610693760
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Lit A Reader s Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction Book Excerpt:

An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking.

Social Media

Social Media
Author: Regina Luttrell
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2016-08-19
ISBN: 1442265256
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Media Book Excerpt:

Updated to reflect the latest innovations, this second edition of Social Media helps readers understand the foundations of and principles behind social media; manage and participate within online communities; and succeed in the changing field of modern public relations.

How to Hold on to Your Guy Card In a Chick s World

How to Hold on to Your Guy Card  In a Chick s World
Author: B. J. Bradley
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2016-05-12
ISBN: 0615219896
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Hold on to Your Guy Card In a Chick s World Book Excerpt:

Men come in all packages: a king by the name of Elvis, a duke by the name of John, a freak by the name of Glenn, a cowboy by the name of Clint, a cable installer by the name of Larry, and an idol by the name of David. A man doesn't have to be (sorry Ted) an Alpha male to be a man.

Differentiating Instruction With Menus for the Inclusive Classroom

Differentiating Instruction With Menus for the Inclusive Classroom
Author: Laurie E. Westphal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2021-09-03
ISBN: 1000491811
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Differentiating Instruction With Menus for the Inclusive Classroom Book Excerpt:

Differentiating Instruction With Menus for the Inclusive Classroom: Social Studies for grades 6-8 offers teachers who have multiple ability levels in one classroom everything they need to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. For each topic covered, there are two menus that look similar but contain differentiated content: one menu for students working on grade level and the other for students working below grade level. Using the creative, challenging choices found in Tic-Tac-Toe menus, List menus, 2-5-8 menus, and Game Show menus, students will demonstrate their knowledge with unique, exciting products. Also included are specific guidelines for products, assessment rubrics, and teacher introduction pages for each menu. These menus can also be used in conjunction with the Differentiating Instruction With Menus series (for students working above grade level) for three tiers of complementary menus. Grades 6-8

High Society

High Society
Author: Joseph A. Califano Jr.
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-10-14
ISBN: 158648589X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Society Book Excerpt:

The individual who reaches age twenty-one without smoking, using illegal drugs, or abusing alcohol is virtually certain never to do so. As Joseph Califano points out in his searing indictment of America's irresponsible attitude towards drug abuse, by failing to act on this lesson, we have lost untold lives and resources. Califano deftly demonstrates how substance abuse is implicated in poverty, violent crime, soaring health care costs, family dissolution, child abuse, homelessness, teen pregnancy, and AIDS. With alcohol and tobacco interests buying political protection with campaign contributions and helping seed a culture of substance abuse, Califano illustrates the dire need for parental engagement, proposes revolutionary changes in prevention, treatment, and the nation's criminal justice, health care, and social service systems, and sounds an urgent cry to address the plague responsible for the death of more Americans than all our wars, natural catastrophes, and traffic accidents combined.

Storytelling Pocketbook

Storytelling Pocketbook
Author: Roger E. Jones
Publsiher: Management Pocketbooks
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1908284226
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storytelling Pocketbook Book Excerpt:

People in business are conditioned to believe they must communicate in a rational, objective and logical manner, without emotion, if their point is to be accepted. The reality is, however, that stories engage both hearts and minds and are the most effective means to engage and persuade. The Storytelling Pocketbook shows readers how to use stories to get their ideas across and make a deeper connection with their audience. With practical exercises throughout, the book shows you how to create your own story frameworks, and explores the different settings in which you might use them, eg to ignite organisational change, to transfer knowledge, to build brands, to develop people.

The Big Book of Girl Stuff

The Big Book of Girl Stuff
Author: Bart King
Publsiher: Gibbs Smith
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2006-09-08
ISBN: 1423611209
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Girl Stuff Book Excerpt:

The Big Book of Girl Stuff shares everything a girl needs to know-from sleepovers to diaries to makeup to boys to shopping, and everything in between! It's the ultimate guide to unlocking the delightful mysteries of being a girl. Dozens of girls, young women, teachers, and mothers collaborated on this book to make it the most comprehensive guide to being a girl that has ever existed! Perfect for pre-teen, 'tween, and teenage girls, The Big Book of Girl Stuff shares inspiration, empowerment, and some seriously silly laughs just when girls need it the most! It's filled with information, activities, quotes, and games, as well as lists for favorite books, movies, and music. Dozens of girls, young women, teachers, and mothers collaborated on this book to make it the most comprehensive guide to being a girl that has ever existed! Perfect for pre-teen, 'tween, and teenage girls, The Big book of Girl Stuff shares inspiration, empowerment, and some seriously silly laughs just when girls need it the most!It's filled with information, activities, quotes, and games, as well as lists for favorite books, movies, and music. Smart asides, fascinating facts, an enlightened outlook, and a uniquely feminine perspective make this a must have for every girl. Though it's written for girls from 9 to 14, it will certainly delight moms, aunts, and big sisters everywhere!Find answers to a girl's most important questions: Why are horses so cool? How do I stop a boy from crying? How do I fake a cell phone conversation? How can I make the world a better place? Which country considers pierced ears bad luck? When is International Sea Monkey Day?

The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Sustainable Development

The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Sustainable Development
Author: Brian P. McCullough,Timothy Kellison,E. Nicole Melton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2022-01-30
ISBN: 1000528049
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Sustainable Development is a comprehensive and powerful survey of the ways in which sport engages with its social, environmental, and ethical responsibilities. It considers how sport can use its unique profile and platform to influence the attitudes of sport fans and consumers to promote positive social and environmental action around the world and to contribute to sustainable development, perhaps the most important issue of our time. The book is structured around the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, with a section devoted to each goal that contains chapters reviewing key theory and current research, measurement and evaluation issues, and the application of current knowledge in real-world development situations. Drawing on research and expertise from management, sociology, development studies, psychology, and other disciplines, the book examines the role that sport must play in areas such as health and well-being, poverty, education, gender equality, decent work, responsible consumption, and climate action. Representing a keynote work on the wider social responsibilities of sport as both an industry and sociocultural activity, this is essential reading for any advanced student or researcher working in sport development, sport management, sport sociology, event studies, development studies, or environmental studies, and for any development practitioner or sport management professional looking to understand how to achieve positive social change in and through sport.