American History (According to Roaches): How Roaches Helped Columbus Find a New World

American History According to Roaches

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Ansel Hatch
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This is the story of Columbus from a roach's point of view. These pesky little insects believe they are the ones who helped Columbus discover America, and that without their help he could not have done it! This volume describes how roaches see the famous voyage by Columbus in 1492, and gives a good summary of this historic venture even for skeptics who don't believe roaches had anything to do with it. The first of fifty books in the series 'American History (According to Roaches).'
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About the author

 Ansel Hatch has always been fascinated by history. Although he is not very fond of roaches, he has always admired their amazing ability to survive. He holds a PhD and teaches history at the University level.

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Publisher
Ansel Hatch
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Published on
Oct 8, 2014
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Pages
17
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ISBN
9781310343735
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Language
English
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Genres
History / North America
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