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By Richard Shenkman, Kurt Reiger

Respect your self within the morning -- learn One-Night Stands with American History!

This choice of little-known evidence and anecdotes is American heritage with the dull components omitted. Richard Shenkman and Kurt Reiger have exposed various tales approximately hoaxes, innovations, secrets and techniques, and infrequent incidents -- many related to the main well-known and robust humans in America.
• President U. S. supply was once arrested for dashing in his horse carriage.
• J. Edgar Hoover refused to permit humans to stroll on his shadow.
• France shipped Louisiana twenty-five prostitutes simply because girls have been briefly offer in 1721.
• H. L. Hunt gained his first oil good in a video game of five-card stud.

Even historians locate that One-Night Stands with American History positive factors attention-grabbing tales they by no means knew. Now up to date with proof and anecdotes from the final 20 years, this quantity is a treasure trove of exceptional tales that might startle, entertain, and tell you. And the simplest half is that they're all true!

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Long-distance trade also began in the Stone Age. When hunter-gatherers encountered other bands, they exchanged things they had made, such as blades and jewelry, as well as natural objects such as flint or seashells. Trade could move valuable objects great distances from their original region: for example, ocean shells worn as jewelry made their way inland, far from the sea, through repeated swaps from one group to another. Archaeological discoveries suggest that Paleolithic hunter-gatherers developed religious beliefs, a crucial factor in the evolution of human society; ancient peoples always saw religion as necessary for living a successful and just life.

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