7.2/101 Votes Alchetron
3.8/5 Barnes & Noble
Publication date 25 Mar 2008
Originally published 25 March 2008
Country United States of America
|Cover artist cover design by Rosanne J. Serra / cover illustration by Peter de Seve|
Publisher Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Media type Print ( Paperback) & Electronic
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A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans is a compilation of biographies by Michael Farquhar. This was Farquhar's fifth book in a series of humorous historical outlooks.
Cast of charactersJohn 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’Neale Greenhow: A Spy of Grande Dame Proportion Rose O'Neal Greenhow Clement Vallandigham: Copperhead Mary Surratt: The Mother of Conspirators? Tunis Campbell: Pillar of Reconstruction Sarah Winnemucca: “Piaute Princess” Alexander “Boss” Shepherd: The Man Who Made Washington “Worthy of the Nation” Alexander Robey Shepherd 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 Gaston Means 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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