Curious Events in History

Curious Events in History

Curious Events in History Did you know there once was a craze for consuming a powdered mummy as a cure for any ailment That Peter the Great put a tax on beards History needn t be as boring as school textbooks have led you to b

  • Title: Curious Events in History
  • Author: Michael Powell
  • ISBN: 9781402763076
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Paperback
  • Did you know there once was a craze for consuming a powdered mummy as a cure for any ailment That Peter the Great put a tax on beards History needn t be as boring as school textbooks have led you to believe These 40 strange but true stories prove that scattered between the famous milestones are tiny gems of incredible information just waiting to be discovered Find outDid you know there once was a craze for consuming a powdered mummy as a cure for any ailment That Peter the Great put a tax on beards History needn t be as boring as school textbooks have led you to believe These 40 strange but true stories prove that scattered between the famous milestones are tiny gems of incredible information just waiting to be discovered Find out all about the 38 minute war and the time when Niagara Falls stopped falling Learn which U.S president was shot and died not from the bullet wound, but from his doctors bungled efforts to save him Forgotten, weird, and bizarre facts unusual firsts and lasts, and a few unpalatable truths assure this illustrated collection will tickle the fancy of readers young and old.

    • [PDF] Download ☆ Curious Events in History | by ↠ Michael Powell
      441 Michael Powell
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download ☆ Curious Events in History | by ↠ Michael Powell
      Posted by:Michael Powell
      Published :2019-06-22T05:33:33+00:00

    195 Comment

    This is a intriguing little book. It goes through things most people probably will never hear about history. For starters I’m a Tampa Bay native so to read about how the grapefruit almost never made it here was very neat. Among other things there’s death by appreciation, trials of various animals, a tax on beards, Niagara falls not falling, how the spark to WWI (murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand) almost didn’t happen, how the discoverer of laughing gas died, a five cent bill and the one I [...]

    It was a good read as a quick little impulse by. Beyond that, not really worth going out of your way for.Some of the events were much more curious than others. Some, I wasn't to sure why they were included. My biggest complaint was that the author, especially in the events from more than a few hundred years ago, seemed to pass on every bit of information on the subject, including pieces that were at times self contradictory and items that the author would even point out probably weren't true. It [...]

    This book contains snippets of history; it's not the sort of book I normally enjoy reading, especially in a focused manner, so I've read it over the past 9 months sporadically at work.

    it's a cute book, it actually has a couple of "curious events" that i did not know about, like Lincoln doing coke, etc.

    A really interesting and funny book to read for those people who like history. It's quite short but juicy. Totally worth it.

    A quick and interesting read. I just wish the author had included some citations or, at the very least, some sort of "further reading" page.

    Always love learning new things from history. Some of it I knew, but most of it in this book I found surprising. Great read for history buffs.

    Fun little book that doesn't shed any great misapprehensions. Just gives a few facts about some, well curious events in history. Can't say much about - there's not much there.

    I never get tired of the story of William the Conqueror's ill-fated funeral! I truly amsick and twisted.

    This is a coffee table book which is filled with, as the title suggests, curious events in history.This is not a scholarly work, just a quick read with some interesting stories.It is what it is.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *