A fun listen. Well read and full of interesting off-history items.
I enjoyed this book for no other reason than it was fun to listen to.
Very good listen....I majored in History and a lot of the material was new to me. I checked on the accuracy of some of the far out material and it was true. Our countries history is only what the historian wants to tell, or the schools want to teach, this will not change. However it is interesting to know the "real truth". It was a bit long but very interesting. I found the material on the quirks of the presidents to be very amusing (it is near the end).
This one's a winner. This is a very funny book, filled with many strange and unusual history stories. These stories range from the ironic to the totally bizarre, and any history nut should learn a lot of totally useless but interesting things from it. Highly recommended.
Oh How sad, so engrossing, fascinating, informative, this book deserves a reader with a sense of timing, who doesn't run stories into each other, and has a feel for the material. This reader is very monotone and runs things together. He makes the facinating boring. This book deserves 5 stars for content but I can only give it 3 stars because of the reader. Again I say, WHAT A SHAME!
Thomas Ayres was a veteran investigative reporter and an award-winning columnist. He wrote for the <i>Dallas Times Herald, Civil War Times, Columbiad</i>, and many other publications. His hometown was Jonesboro, Louisiana.