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Napoleon's Privates by Tony Perrottet
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Feb 13, 2009

really liked it
Read in February, 2009

How do I put this? This is a collection of historical anecdotes that you would never, ever find in a high school textbook. Because this is the seven deadly sins version of history. Not for children, but adults will find this exceedingly entertaining. (Well, I suppose many children would too, but let's not go there.) It deals with some of the juiciest stories in world history, both true and false, plus a lot of good stuff you've never heard of before. And no, it's not all sex; there's stuff about food, fashion and farts in here too. (Specifically, Hitler's farts. It's true! He became a vegetarian because he thought it would help with his awkward flatuence problem. It didn't.)
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