On This Date
From the Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America One Day at a Time
Narrated by Dan Woren / 20 hours 40 minutes
Forget what you were taught in seventh grade - Carl Cannon's ON THIS DATE takes readers down American history's back alleys and side streets.
From the arrival of the Mayflower through the 2016 election, ON THIS DATE takes readers through five hundred years of American history, choosing a vignette for each date on the calendar year. Drawing from Carl Cannon's popular RealClearPolitics Morning Note, ON THIS DATE is formatted around fascinating-and sometimes unknown-stories behind specific dates in U.S. history: How presidents reacted privately to the loss of American astronauts, what Dwight Eisenhower really thought about playing football against the great Jim Thorpe, the legal grounds for the first American divorce, and who wrote Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer-and who profited from it. In the spirit of Kenneth Davis's Don't Know Much About History and the History Channel's "10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America," ON THIS DATE offers a colorful alternative history that debunks some popular myths and celebrates America's forgotten heroes.
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