In this book, the author provides a march through history from 240 BC to the present. He presents it in 65 short stories, providing sometimes amusing but never dull and certainly interesting accounts of: What happened to the king who got killed by his doctor? Who was the pope who resigned in office? Or, why did Napoleon lose the battle of Waterloo? to give some examples. You, the reader, will be fascinated, surprised and entertained, but never be bored.
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It's History, Believe It or Not: Stories Official History Does Not Tell Us based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I found the book to be entertaining and informative. It's filled with historical tidbits that one wouldn't ordinarily find out about. I especially liked the vingette format since I rarely have the time or attention to keep continuity on a long story. A very enjoyable read!
This book certainly represents a novel approach teaching history. It is full of largely un-known facts, especially about recent history, represented in a "matter-of-fact" style, with some occasional humor added, to make it lively. One wonders, where the author obtained all the secret, or controversial, information. This book certainly opened my mind. Admittedly, I had to discard some of my "media presented", pre-conceived knowledge about certain events. I highly reommend this book.