My reviewrating: 3 of 5 stars
History is made up of stories, right? This book contains anecdotes that make those stories live, the type of information that helps you remember more than just the bare facts of the events, people and dates. I wish some had been embellished a little more (for example, what were the lyrics to "To Anacreon in Heaven", the song that gave us the melody to our national anthem?) but other than that this is a fun, quick read.
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