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A treasury of foolishly forgotten Americans: pirates, skinflints, patriots, and other colorful characters stuck in the footnotes of history
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New York : Penguin Books, c2008.
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xi, 257 pages ; 21 cm.
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Best-selling journalist Michael Farquhar, popular author of A Treasury of Great American Scandals, ransacked the archives to rescue 30 almost-famous Americans from the dust bin of obscurity. These colorful figures range from Mayflower Murderer John Billington (1624) to Dick Fosbury, father of the "Flop" (1968).

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-256).
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Farquhar, M. (2008). A treasury of foolishly forgotten Americans: pirates, skinflints, patriots, and other colorful characters stuck in the footnotes of history. New York: Penguin Books.

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Farquhar, Michael. 2008. A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, and Other Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History. New York: Penguin Books.

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Farquhar, Michael, A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, and Other Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History. New York: Penguin Books, 2008.

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Farquhar, Michael. A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, and Other Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History. New York: Penguin Books, 2008. Print.

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