Terrible But True: Awful Events in American History

Terrible But True Awful Events in American History Think American history is all boring battles and snooze worthy old dudes Think again Welcome to Terrible But True where you ll dig deep into America s forgotten past to uncover some creepy disgustin

  • Title: Terrible But True: Awful Events in American History
  • Author: Dinah Williams
  • ISBN: 9780545909723
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Think American history is all boring battles and snooze worthy old dudes Think again Welcome to Terrible But True, where you ll dig deep into America s forgotten past to uncover some creepy, disgusting, and just plain bizarre stories From America s first serial killers and deadly vampire like diseases to haunted ghost ships and vicious river pirates, our nation s historyThink American history is all boring battles and snooze worthy old dudes Think again Welcome to Terrible But True, where you ll dig deep into America s forgotten past to uncover some creepy, disgusting, and just plain bizarre stories From America s first serial killers and deadly vampire like diseases to haunted ghost ships and vicious river pirates, our nation s history is weirder than you could have ever imagined So dive in and prepare to be shocked, because sometimes the truth is even stranger than fiction.

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      Published :2019-05-10T19:41:00+00:00

    About "Dinah Williams"

    1. Dinah Williams

      Dinah Williams, an editor and children s book author, is fascinated by odd and unusual stories Her nonfiction books include Abandoned Amusement Parks Secrets of Walt Disney World Haunted Hollywood and Spooky Cemeteries, which won the 2009 Children s Choice Award Dinah s newest book, Terrible but True Awful Events in American History is coming from in Fall 2016 She lives in Cranford, NJ with her husband and daughters, who hate all things scary.

    601 thoughts on “Terrible But True: Awful Events in American History”

    1. I am usually not a big fan of learning about American history, but when I picked up Terrible But True at our school library, I became much more interested. I enjoyed this book very much because I learned a lot of new things that I didn’t even think was possible, and I have gained extra knowledge for school. I loved how the author used descriptive language to enhance the frightening mood of the book, and the setting became much scarier. Dinah Williams, the author of Terrible But True, did a gre [...]


    2. This book was very informative and interesting. Dinah Williams was descriptive with her writing and used diverse vocabulary. From 'Tuberculosis and the Last American Vampire', to 'The Death of George Washington', there were many facts all through out the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in American history and the struggles that we have had over the years.


    3. This is one of those great hodge podge books that give you enough info to become interested to learn more but at the same time are enough to give you a decent idea. Chronologically telling the ills, disasters, riots, and medical oddities of the United States and using primary source quotes gives one a new perspective on the "good old days".Enjoy!


    4. The book's layout is it's strongest suite. Each historical item is compartmentalized in it's own little snapshot style section. I did find one error, appears to be a typo (it's Francis Marion, not Marlon). That led me to wonder if there are other errors and, if so, how many. That prevents me from giving it 5 stars.


    5. Really good book for older kids on "awful history." I wouldn't recommend to anyone under the age of 10 b/c of the pictures of dead bodies and the graphic descriptions of some things, but it was all in all a great little book of macabre facts and interesting history bits.






    6. Terrible But True: Awful Events in American History is the book I read. It was a book with some terrible stories, but they were very interesting. The book is very good. When you read the stories it's hard to believe that they are true but they all are. I recommend this book to people who like action in a book because this book is full of small stories that have a lot of action. This book is full of bad parts of our history and how people reacted to it.


    7. A fun look at the weird events that shaped American history in terms of tragedies. A quick read but entertaining.



    8. This is a great history read for anyone. The author gives you just enough information to make it interesting. Hopefully it might spark some interest and you will do further reading on a subject. Gruesome things happened in history!


    9. Neither good nor bad. I didn't appreciate the use of outdated terms like "Indians" instead of Native Americans. The events are ones that most middle schoolers are probably not familiar with. I am hopeful this will be an interesting read for some of my more reluctant readers and hopefully prompt some independent research.


    10. This wasn't a good book, or a bad book. It talked about some things I already knew, and some that I wasn't familiar with. It has short overviews of a bunch of events, epidemics, notably terrible deaths (George Washington choked to death on his own uvula; James Garfield would have survived that assassination attempt had not twelve doctors stuck unwashed hands and instruments in his wound looking for a bullet that he could have safely carried for the rest of his life), disasters and such. It's a g [...]


    11. These books are just fun and interesting and creepy all at once. Any 8-10 would love them and so would their [parents.


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