We’re giving away a copy of The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy!

Here’s the book description from Amazon:

What most of us don’t know about our presidents could fill a book—and this just happens to be that book! From the archives of The History Channel® comes a treasure trove of quirky presidential history that will truly astonish, bewilder, and stupefy. Like Abraham Lincoln’s duel or Jimmy Carter’s UFO sighting . . . and let’s not forget about the president who went skinny-dipping in the Potomac every day!

That’s the kind of presidential history you’ll find in The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told: One hundred little-known stories to make you shake your head in wonder. If you want to find out how “Hail to the Chief” came to be the president’s song, why the Oval Office isn’t square, which president saved the game of football, and why Washington, D.C., could have been named Hertburn, this is the book for you.

Did You Know About:

  • The custody battle that made George Washington an American?
  • The counterfeiters who tried to steal Lincoln’s body?
  • The woman who brought down Andrew Jackson’s cabinet?
  • The man who was president for a day?

You know what makes the presidents famous, but it’s the stuff you don’t know that makes them interesting. A feast of fascinating presidential tidbits awaits.

And here’s what you have to do to win:

  1. Look through the Heroes category on The History Carper.
  2. Leave a comment on this page letting us know your favorite article/hero from the Heroes category.
  3. Like us on Facebook. (If you don’t have a Facebook account, don’t worry about it. You can still enter. Just be aware that the prize won’t be awarded until we reach 200 Facebook fans.)

Once we reach 200 fans on Facebook, we’ll pick a winner at random from the qualifying entries.

Rules: 1) You have to comment about your favorite article/hero from the Heroes category and you have to leave your real email address with your comment. Your address won’t be published, but we have to be able to contact you if you win. 2) Only one entry per person. 3) You must have a mailing address within the United States (including territories) or Canada. 4) Winner will not be chosen and prize will not be mailed until The History Carper has at least 200 fans on Facebook.


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  2. There are *so many* heroic figures (and many names are sadly unknown to us, unrecorded, or lost to time…)

    but i would choose NATHAN HALE for several reasons:

    ~he is a great example of a true Patriot
    ~his family history
    ~he volunteered knowing he faced danger/death
    ~there is reliable witness to his good character, documented by people who knew him
    ~spies are sexy

    I dunno who will win, but i’m very glad you have this blog and info on facebook
    History is swell♥

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