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Killer History: A Gruesome and Grisly Trip Through the Past

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  14 reviews
A gruesome and grisly trip through the past, Killer History explores the tradition, customs and fascinating stories that pertain to death, including burial customs, weapons, capital punishment and epidemics.

Some kids are natural bookworms and others you have to chase down with a book. But every kid, even the ones that scowl when you say “read” will devour this mega mix of
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Hardcover, 144 pages
Published February 7th 2013 by Reader's Digest (first published February 1st 2013)
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Henry
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I rate it 5 stars because it was funny but gruesome like when a guy slipped and died on a orange peel.
William Ligabo
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Carterl
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
if you have a strong stomach and you like books about death a long time ago this for you.
Vanveega
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was a good book. I liked it because it was an easy read and fast.
Laura Cushing
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Quick, interesting YA about historical deaths. Fun for adults too, I enjoyed it.
Derek Gregg
Jul 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Cute book
Hailey Triska
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this book tell about deaths in times long ago on how people didn't know what was good for them and what were good cures so they died or how the "stupid" 1800's as the book calls them because they had the stupidest ways to kill or torture a person, but then the book was funny because it has riddles and jokes and things like "how to make yourself into a mummy". it's a really interesting book and a book that is my personal favorite, realistic fiction.
matthew nowik
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yeah, it's a book for juveniles but since the juvenile I bought if for isn't going to read it, I did. It was a quick, fun read, and full of numerous macabre tidbits that I will undoubtedly forget within the next few days.
Mary Alice
Apr 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Read 50 pages a quit- was trying to get a feel for it to see if it would be a good addition to school library.
Jim
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
A lot of interesting tid-bits. I could have done without the bread recipe and the how-to-make a volcano.
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LOL some parts are so bloody it makes me laugh so hard
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i think thta the book was really good and i would read this book again and again
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Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was good and very factual
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Funny!
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Clive is an unusual author who likes to work in both fiction and non-fiction. Perhaps this reflects his unusual life which, so far, has seen him travel to over 70 countries, be held hostage in Colombia, go parachuting, coach several sports
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