About the book: History turns on small points. From the world's most catastrophic game of chicken to the nail-biting success story at the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River, discover fascinating events you've probably never heard of. In this collection of eight true stories from the forgotten pages of history, learn about disasters caused by human error as well as calamities avoided by quick and clever thinking—the lawsuit that launched Abraham Lincoln's political career, the collapse of the Teton Dam, the invention that revolutionized the world of sound, and more. This book is truly love at first sight for lovers of history.
My review: I don't know if you've read any books by Jerry Borrowman, but if you haven't yet, do! I love the way that he writes, usually historical fiction, but this book was a treat to read as well.
I loved that Jerry Borrowman talks about things that I have heard about my whole life, but never really understood. Things like the Teton Dam and the Yellowstone area. I grew up in the same area of Idaho as Jerry Borrowman did, and people would talk about the Teton Dam flood and I really just couldn't picture in my mind what had happened. But that happens to be one of the articles in this book and I really enjoyed reading about it and now I can kind of picture and understand a little bit what would have happened.
There are plenty of other really interesting stories in this book. Each of them is well-written, well-researched and interesting to read. I learned tons of things from this book! I loved every minute that I was reading it!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Jerry Borrowman is an award-winning author of historical fiction and coauthored biography. He and Rudi Wobbe won the prestigious National Award from the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge for sharing Rudi's true-life experiences in Three Against Hitler. A number of his books, including A Distant Prayer with Joseph Banks and 'Til the Boys Come Home, are LDS best-sellers. Jerry has been featured in a number of DVD presentations, including Stories from the Life of Orrin Porter Rockwell, as well as in television and radio interviews.
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