Curious Events in History

Curious Events in History

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by Michael Powell
     
 

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Did you know there once was a craze for consuming powdered mummy as a cure for any ailment? Or that Peter the Great put a tax on beards? These 40 strange-but-true stories prove that history doesn't have to be boring! This illustrated compendium of bizarre facts will tickle the fancy of readers young and old.

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Did you know there once was a craze for consuming powdered mummy as a cure for any ailment? Or that Peter the Great put a tax on beards? These 40 strange-but-true stories prove that history doesn't have to be boring! This illustrated compendium of bizarre facts will tickle the fancy of readers young and old.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454910718
Publisher:
Fall River Press
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Curious Events in History 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Yardbird666 More than 1 year ago
This small, inexpensive book provides a breezy run through the weird and wacky events in human history. The stories are short (3 pages), making it the perfect bathroom companion.
Ozindell More than 1 year ago
Great compilation of short stories of history that normally wouldn't come to attention. Not a serious reader, but entertaining. Great for the coffee table.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
RobinE More than 1 year ago
I found this book on the discount table (I think). I flipped through it and thought it would be an interesting coffee table book - something for people to pick up when they have a few minutes to spare. It's interesting alright - and a little on the "odd" side, too. Some of the "events" are dark and sad but if they're true, then it's history to be known, right? Everything in the book was news to me. For the price, it was a decent pick.
thoughtful More than 1 year ago
Interesting random events. Light easy reading. A good "stocking stuffer".
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