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Bizarre History: Strange Happenings, Stupid Misconceptions, Distorted Facts and Uncommon Events
by Joe Rhatigan
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 ...more
ebook, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Imagine
(first published January 1st 2011)
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Many of these should be known by history lovers though there are a few that are not well know. There were some mistakes and some of the information I question the accuracy of it. If you want to know about each of these you will have to go else where since the information is only a few sentences or a paragraph or two long.
A decent and rather entertaining read, I knew many of these just from reading as much history as I do but there were still some new ones on me so that was enjoyable. I did find it frustrating when I knew the bigger picture making the snippets in the book feel inaccurate due to being taken out of context. For more casual history readers, or someone who is newer to history there are plenty of stories to hopefully catch your attention and inspire you to learn more.