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Ayres, Thomas 1936-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 936 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Military history  Miscellanea  Local history 
Classifications: E178.6, 973
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Most widely held works by Thomas Ayres
That's not in my American history book : a compilation of little-known events and forgotten heroes by Thomas Ayres ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
HERE, FINALLY, IS A HISTORY BOOK THAT CAN BE ENJOYED BY EVERYONE. IT APPROACHES HISTORY FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS--STORIES OF PEOPLE DOING INTERESTING, COURAGEOUS, AND CRAZY THINGS
That's not in my American history book [a compilation of little-known events and forgotten heroes] by Thomas Ayres ( )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For generations, history classes have reduced the American story into a dry litany of dates, names, and places. Now, Thomas Ayres fills in the gaps, supplying the messy details, reclaiming the overlooked heroes, and correcting the facts you thought you knew
A military miscellany : important, uncommon, and sometimes forgotten facts, lists, and stories from America's military history by Thomas Ayres ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For armchair generals, history buffs, and military enthusiasts everywhere, A Military Miscellany is an essential and entertaining collection of fascinating and little-known facts, anecdotes, lists, and stories from America's rich military legacy. Forgotten heroes, amazing blunders, surprising trivia, and strange-but-true stories overlooked by historians, it's all here in a book that will enlighten and amaze even the most avid student of American military history. Did you know that American soldiers have been sent to invade foreign nations or their territories more than two hundred times since Thomas Jefferson dispatched troops to North Africa in 1803 to punish Muslim pirates? Or that during the Vietnam War a can opener was called a John Wayne? Or that a downed World War II airman once trekked across Germany, through occupied France, and across the mountains into Spain to avoid capture-only to be treated as a spy because Allied military intelligence said it couldn't be done? Open this book anywhere and you'll find yourself instantly captivated. From the "peace president" who was our most frequent practitioner of gunboat diplomacy to the Revolutionary War hero whose refusal to cut his hair set off a four-year rebellion that went all the way to the White House, there's plenty of fascinating lore here-from the monumental to the trivial-in an indispensable encyclopedic work that takes up where ordinary history books leave off."--Publisher's website
Dark and bloody ground : the Battle of Mansfield and the forgotten Civil War in Louisiana by Thomas Ayres ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
That's not in my American history book [a compilation of little-known events and forgotten heroes] by Thomas Ayres ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
For generations, history classes have reduced the American story into a dry litany of dates, names, and places. Now, Thomas Ayres fills in the gaps, supplying the messy details, reclaiming the overlooked heroes, and correcting the facts you thought you knew
A military miscellany from bunker hill to baghdad by Thomas Ayres ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
For armchair generals, history buffs, and military enthusiasts everywhere, A Military Miscellany is an essential and entertaining collection of fascinating and little-known facts, anecdotes, lists, and stories from America's rich military legacy. Forgotten heroes, amazing blunders, surprising trivia, and strange-but-true stories overlooked by historians, it's all here in a book that will enlighten and amaze even the most avid student of American military history. Did you know that American soldiers have been sent to invade foreign nations or their territories more than two hundred times since Thomas Jefferson dispatched troops to North Africa in 1803 to punish Muslim pirates' Or that during the Vietnam War a can opener was called a John Wayne' Or that a downed World War II airman once trekked across Germany, through occupied France, and across the mountains into Spain to avoid capture'only to be treated as a spy because Allied military intelligence said it couldn't be done' Open this book anywhere and you'll find yourself instantly captivated. From the "peace president" who was our most frequent practitioner of gunboat diplomacy to the Revolutionary War hero whose refusal to cut his hair set off a four-year rebellion that went all the way to the White House, there's plenty of fascinating lore here'from the monumental to the trivial'in an indispensable encyclopedic work that takes up where ordinary history books leave off. From the Hardcover edition
Dammit Sam and me by Thomas Ayres ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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English (26)
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