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Weird History 101: My Dinner with Attila the Hun, I Started World War I, Watching Custer's Last Stand, and Other Tales of Intrigue, Mayhem, and Outrageous Behavior

Overview

If only this had been your history class textbook!

The flip side of "official" history! Experience the true stories behind the history you learned in school:

  • Native American witnesses' bloody descriptions of Custer's Last Stand
  • The destruction of The White House by ...
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Overview

If only this had been your history class textbook!

The flip side of "official" history! Experience the true stories behind the history you learned in school:

  • Native American witnesses' bloody descriptions of Custer's Last Stand
  • The destruction of The White House by foreign invaders

Actual government documents revealed! See how close we've come to nuclear annihilation:

  • In 1957, the U.S. Air Force accidentally dropped a hydrogen bomb on Arizona!

    Official government pamphlets that claim a nuclear attack won't ruin your whole day!

    Bizarre medical remedies! Discover hair-raising treatments including:

    • Taking "mummy powder" for migraines
    • Eating live millipedes to aid digestion

    Unbelievable tales of animal prosecutions!

    • Learn how a French lawyer successfully defended a group of rats
    • Witness a Church's excommunication of a swarm of insects

    Houdini's secrets revealed!

Read how the greatest escape artist of all time:
  • Survived being buried alive
  • Escaped being submerged under water for 93 minutes
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760779941
  • Publisher: Fall River Press
  • Publication date: 3/25/2006
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

John Richard Stephens is the author of six previous books and has published dozens of articles in newspapers and magazines. He lives in California.
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  • Posted October 18, 2009

    Did you ever think that history could be weird ?

    How many time during the reading of one book can you say "I didn't know that" ? This is an enjoyable read of facts that were very intriguing and kept me interested. Who would have believed that the behind the scenes happenings of many high profile events could have had so many weird, strange and sometimes unbelievable things going on that weren't noted in the history books.

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  • Posted September 13, 2009

    A fascinating piece for any history buff

    This is one of those oddities that show up from time to time, a scene-behind-the-scene piece that provides far more insight (in my opinion) than the standard event-and-personage telling of historical events. A must-read for the history buff.

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  • Posted September 6, 2009

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    This book is chalked full of interesting and diverse little tidbits of oddities. A fun and intriguing read for any history buff.

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