I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Strange History Genres: Coffee Table read
Published by Printers Row Pages: 417
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From the 20th century to the Old West, from the Age of Enlightenment to the Dark Ages, from ancient cultures all the way back to the dawn of time, Strange History is overflowing with mysterious artifacts, macabre legends, kooky inventions, reality-challenged rulers, boneheaded blunders, and mind-blowing facts. Read about…
*The curse of Macbeth
*Stupid history: Hollywood style
*The secret LSD experiments of the 1960s
*In search of the lost “Cloud People” of Peru
*The Swedish queen who declared war on fleas
*Unearthing the past with the Outhouse Detectives
*The Apollo astronaut who swears he saw a UFO
*How to brew a batch of 5,000-year-old beer
*The brutal bloodbaths at Rome’s Coliseum
*Ghostly soup from ancient China
*The bathroom of the 1970s
And much, much more
What I thought of this book
This is one of those coffee table books full of fun and strange little bits of history from around the world.
It was a lot of fun to read and had some really really strange things and it made me laugh out loud.
In case you ever need a magical curse here are a few:
There is a lot of fun facts about really strange laws and weird things that the aristocracy did a long time ago. Talks about Vlad the Impaler and strange toys (shrinking head kit)
It’s a book that you don’t have to read all at once and can take in little tidbits at a time. If you like funny historical facts then you will probably enjoy this book. Recommended for a laugh!