|I really enjoyed all three volumes of Stories from History's Dust Bin. I can only imagine the process you set out for yourself in gathering tidbits, then sifting through for the best ones, and compiling them by relationship to dates on the calendar. Larry Pointer, Author, In Search of Butch Cassidy, University of Oklahoma Press, 1977.
|When we returned from our latest trip, what a wonderful surprise awaited us! The whole set of History's Dust Bin! I immediately looked at recent dates and read about Howard Johnson (so much ice cream I've eaten there), then learned about the origin of the word, "boycott." Just now, we've read the depressing story of Henry Rathbone, our story for today. This will be such a fun book to read each day. Randy and Rebecca Conklin, US Air Force (Retired), Virginia
|I just finished reading History's Dust Bin Vol. 1. It was an extraordinary read, a fascinating journey into parts of our world we don't know. [The author] has uncovered, apparently through relentless research, an interesting story for every day of the year, items that are educational, funny, shocking, and always entertaining . . . delivered in small pill-sized doses. John W. Sloat, Presbyterian Minister (retired), Zelienople, Pennsylvania.
|Stories from History's Dust Bin is like pizza to a typical child. Three volumes of amusing anecdotes and discoveries are a delightful treat. Like toppings, the reader can pick whichever stories are of interest or choose them all. [There is a wide range of stories, from] Elizabeth Taylor's double eyelashes, ... [to] the real "Alice" and inspiration of Alice in Wonderland, [to] the two Harrison Fords of show business.... Aurelia McNeil, author, freelance writer, and book reviewer. [click here for McNeil's full review of History's Dust Bin.]
|In our house at the breakfast table every morning we now read the story of the day from Winterton's book for that date. We then go on-line and look at photos, websites, video clips, and artwork about these folks which usually leads to a discussion about people, places, and times gone by. It is a fun way to start the day! I highly recommend the entire series so you can add something special to your daily routine. Chip, Amazon Website comment
|What Wayne Winterton has given us is both an educator's research of history coupled with a good guy's chuckling look at unforgettable people, all encapsulated in very readable short stories. - Slim Randles, Albuquerque, New Mexico, syndicated columnist, author of Sun Dog Days and Raven's Prey, and recipient of the 2012 Rounders Award.
|This vast collection of stories about well-known and long-forgotten personalities is as informative as it is interesting. It is a must read, a wealth of unique information about people and events that is intellectually challenging, highly entertaining, and sprinkled appropriately with personal humor. - Dr. Armand A. Lakner, Potomac, Maryland, Apollo 11 Mission, Systems Reliability Manager, NASA (Retired), and author of From Mauthausen to the Moon.
|How can I begin to tell you how awesome these books are! The stories are short, but so informative. I’ve read and reread some of the stories, enjoying them even more the second time around. Mary Musselman, Secretary (retired) to U.S. Congressman James V. Hansen (UT), North Ogden, Utah.
|Just when you thought you knew a little bit about people, this book makes it clear that you don't. There is a story for each day of the year and it was my intention to read one every day, but I ended up reading several each day. I recommend ... a Kindle version for anyone who hates to pick up a magazine in a waiting room. Myschyph, Amazon website comment.
|Very interesting reading. Love the stories. They make me realize our larger society is made up of many fascinating people. Their ideas, ingenuity and drive have all added to the fabric of a fascinating family of man. I am also impressed with the amount of work that went into the writing and creating. Well done! Bryan Watkins, Partner, LRA Real Estate Group, Phoenix, Arizona.
|Interesting stories about people you thought you knew but you learn more about, and people you have never heard of. Organized to read in a one-a-day format, but like potato chips, one is never enough. Richard Atwood, Amazon website comment.
|I just want you to know how much I am enjoying your book. It is funny and informative and I enjoy the sayings at the end of each story. Thank you for putting the time and effort into this endeavor. It is my morning routine along with breakfast. I am looking forward to ordering the other two volumes. Kaye Halladay, Office Manager (retired) Property Management Company in Provo, Utah.
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