A treasury of foolishly forgotten Americans: pirates, skinflints, patriots, and other colorful characters stuck in the footnotes of history

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A lively, compulsively browsable collection of neglected notables-from the bestselling author ofA Treasury of Royal Scandals "History," wrote Thomas Carlyle, "is the essence of innumerable biographies." Yet countless fascinating characters are relegated to a historical limbo. InA Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans, Michael Farquhar has scoured the annals and rescued thirty of the most intriguing, unusual, and yes, memorable Americans from obscurity. From the mother of Mother's Day to Paul Revere's rival rider, theMayflower murderer to "America's Sherlock Holmes," these figures are more than historical runners-up-they're the spies, explorers, patriots, and martyrs without whom history as we know it would be very different indeed.
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John Billington : Mayflower murderer -- Mary Dyer : Quaker martyr -- Anne Bonny : pirate of the Caribbean -- Tom Quick : "The Indian Slayer" -- Mary Jemison : "The White Woman of the Genesee" -- William Dawes : the other midnight rider -- James T. Callender : muckraker for the First Amendment -- John Ledyard : the explorer who dreamed of walking the world -- Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte : royal American -- Stephen Pleasonton : the clerk who saved the Constitution (and the Declaration of Independence, too) -- Richard Mentor Johnson : the Veep who killed Tecumseh -- Zilpha Elaw : an unlikely evangelist -- Edwin Forrest : American idol -- Rose O'Neal Greenhow : a spy of grand dame proportions -- Clement Vallandigham : Copperhead -- Mary Surratt : the mother of conspirators? -- Tunis Campbell : pillar of Reconstruction -- Sarah Winnemucca : "Paiute Princess" -- Alexander "Boss" Shepherd : the man who made Washington "worthy of the nation" -- Isaac C. Parker : "The Hanging Judge" -- Hetty Green : "The Witch of Wall Street" -- Oliver Curtis Perry : outlaw of the East -- Anna Jarvis : the mother of Mother's Day -- William J. Burns : "America's Sherlock Holmes" -- Gaston B. Means : American scoundrel -- Louise Arner Boyd : the socialite who conquered the Arctic wilderness -- Beulah Louise Henry : "Lady Edison" -- Guy Gabaldon : "The Pied Piper of Saipan" -- Elizabeth Bentley : "Red Spy Queen" -- Dick Fosbury : father of the flop.
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9780143113058
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title_display A treasury of foolishly forgotten Americans : pirates, skinflints, patriots, and other colorful characters stuck in the footnotes of history
title_full A treasury of foolishly forgotten Americans : pirates, skinflints, patriots, and other colorful characters stuck in the footnotes of history / Michael Farquhar
title_short A treasury of foolishly forgotten Americans :
title_sub pirates, skinflints, patriots, and other colorful characters stuck in the footnotes of history