Stories from History's Dust Bin (vols 1-3) named the Arizona Book of the Year for 2016.
Stories from History's Dust Bin is a 3-volume set of historical vignettes, each volume containing over 120 short stories, each of which can be read in fifteen minutes or less. The books make perfect companions for travel, relaxing near the pool, great substitutes for in-flight magazines, and ideal for those times when you're stuck in the doctor's waiting room.
The books feature the unusual, such as the story of Mary Toft who, in 1726, had a lot of folks, including members of King George's court, convinced she had given birth to nine rabbits; and the story of Franz Haydn, the Father of Music, whose head was stolen after his death in 1809, and remained so for 145 years before being reunited with its body, and the story about Larry Walters, who in 1982, "slipped the surly bonds of earth," in a Sears & Roebuck lawn chair, to which were affixed 45 army surplus helium balloons. After leveling off, two pilots (TWA & Delta) radioed the Long Beach, California, tower that a guy in a lawn chair had just smiled and waved to them at 16,000 feet. Those are but three of the 366 stories contained in the set.