The Resource Bizarre history : strange happenings, stupid misconceptions, distorted facts and uncommon events, Joe Rhatigan, (electronic resource)

Bizarre history : strange happenings, stupid misconceptions, distorted facts and uncommon events, Joe Rhatigan, (electronic resource)

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Bizarre history : strange happenings, stupid misconceptions, distorted facts and uncommon events
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Bizarre history
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strange happenings, stupid misconceptions, distorted facts and uncommon events
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Joe Rhatigan
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eng
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This is history served up high-octane, with all of the fun and none of the boredom. It's not about memorizing lists of dates or names, or remembering which general won what battle. Instead, BIZARRE HISTORY merrily digs up the scandals, the strangeness, and the scintillating details that illuminate personalities, events, and real life. Think of it not as a textbook, but as history's juicy unauthorized biography--a historical document in which relevance never gets in the way of a good read. There are humorous quotes from famous figures such as Mark Twain and Napoleon ("History is a myth that men agree to believe"), as well as witty commentary about leaders of the past. After all, while you're probably familiar with William the Conquerer, have you heard of Charles the Simple, ruler of France and son of Louis the Stammerer? What about the emperor who entered Rome in a chariot drawn by 50 naked slaves-and invented the first whoopee cushion, too? But you can find lots of wildness closer to home: George Washington wrote love letters to a married woman; "Old Hickory" Andrew Jackson had been in at least seven duels before becoming president; and Benjamin Franklin fathered an illegitimate child. Paranoia also plagued a few of our presidents: the only thing Franklin Roosevelt had to fear was the number 13: he wouldn't invite 13 guests to a dinner party or travel on the 13th. And both Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan had encounters with UFOs! The fun facts span the globe, covering the crazy acts of Caligula in the Roman Empire; the "Dog Shogun" in 17th century Japan; the "Pork and Beans" war between the US and Canada; and even details about fashion, medicine, sports, and the real Dracula. It's a wild journey that no one could resist! From the Trade Paperback edition
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Midwest
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909
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
Bizarre history : strange happenings, stupid misconceptions, distorted facts and uncommon events, Joe Rhatigan, (electronic resource)
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Bizarre history : strange happenings, stupid misconceptions, distorted facts and uncommon events, Joe Rhatigan, (electronic resource)
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9781607345138
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MWT11851634
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11851634
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