Strange Stories From History

Fact can indeed be stranger than fiction. The author, George Cary Eggleston, chose the word "strange" in the title of his book, from which all these stories are taken, not in the sense of "weird" but with the idea of unusual. He searched events in history for little-known incidents and re-told them for pre-teen/teen audiences while staying strictly with the facts of each case. They make for fascinating reading.

Relax, practice your reading skills and learn things that very few, if any, of your friends know. Your history teacher might even be surprised!

Note: Some place and people names may be challenging to pronounce.

The Story Of The Negro Fort

The Curious Story Of Vladimir The Great

Jean Cavalier: The Boy Commander Of The Camisards

Canoe Fight or The Smallest Navel Battle

The Battle Of Lake Borgne

The Battle In The Dark

The Troublesome Burghers

How The City Of Refuge Fought For Liberty

The Sad Story Of A Boy King

How The Partisan Warfare In The Carolinas Was Begun

The Charge Of The Hounds

The Story Of A Remarkable French Winter Campaign

Young Washington In The Woods

The Story Of Catherine

The Virginia Wife Market

The Boyhood Of Daniel Webster

The Scullion Who Became A Sculptor

The Boyhood Of William Chambers

The Wickedest Man In The World

The Prince Would Not Stay Dead

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