A great airplane read

If you are a history nerd like I am, you should read this book! It has lots of little-known facts about US History, most of which are very surprising.  

A few of my favorites are:

– J. Edgar Hoover refused to allow people to walk on his shadow

– In 1924 the Sears catalogue carried for the last time an advertisement for “White Duck Emigrant Wagon Covers” (people still used covered wagons for transportation in the 1920’s?!)

– President U.S. Grant was arrested for speeding in his horse carriage.

-The first bible was printed in America in 1661- in the Algonquin language, a language that no one today can read

Most of the stories are less than a page long, so it makes for a quick read. Available at Barnes & Noble.