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Loose Cannons by Graeme Donald
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I liked this book rather a lot. It was funny and enlightening, but on occasion the author's determination to be funny in his presentation was a little over the top. I did laugh out loud more than once, though, and I learned a bit. There is nothing more fascinating than history and the nuggets buried within it. He has unearthed dozens that everyone accepts unquestioningly as truth and dusted off the grime to reveal--something entirely different. The section on improbable weapons at the end is especially entertaining, if written with his tongue firmly in cheek.

I recommend this book as a starting place for anyone looking for truth about certain highly-cherished myths. It will certainly present a new perspective to pursue at your leisure.
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