Just Curious About History, Jeeves

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - History - 288 pages
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Is it true that King Louis XIV never bathed?
Was Doc Holliday really a doctor?
Who were the twelve knights of King Arthur's Round Table?
And what do Scots traditionally wear under their kilts?
You'll get the answers to these fascinating questions and many, many more in the wildly entertaining, un-put-down-able Just Curious About History, Jeeves. Based on the legion of unexpected questions posed at the popular Ask Jeeves Web site, Just Curious tackles all the puzzlers, bafflers, and stumpers that find their way into our everyday lives. What were the Pig Wars and were they actually caused by pigs? Who were the first gangsters? Did Cleopatra really wear makeup? Was Ivan the Terrible that terrible?
Sure curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back. So if you want to know how tall Napoleon was, whether Captain Kidd had any little Kidds, or who the heck Charles the Fat was, look no further than Just Curious About History, Jeeves -- the unequivocal say-all, end-all, be-all authority on history's who, what, where, when, why, and how.
 

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Contents

THE WILD WILD WEST I
11
ARTS LITERATURE
29
THE GOOD THE BAD THE MEDIEVAL
59
OUR FAVORITE DISASTERS
65
WAR WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR
75
WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN
93
FEARLESS LEADERS
103
sWEET LAND or LIBERTY m
149
PRESIDENTS a THEIR vcEs
181
You sAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION
203
TE ORIENT EXPRESSED
257
THE END
269
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About the author (2010)

Erin Barrett is the author of a kids' trivia book from Klutz Press; she has written for magazines and newspapers, such as Icon and the San Jose Mercury News, and has contributed to several anthologies, including the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series. She and Jack Mingo have also designed numerous electronic and online games. They live in Alameda, California, with their family.

Jack Mingo is the author of fifteen books including How the Cadillac Got Its Fins, The Whole Pop Catalog, and The Couch Potato Handbook. He has written for countless publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Boston Phoenix, Reader's Digest, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. Together with Erin Barrett, they are the cofounders of the popular Ask Jeeves series and authors of the series' first book, Just Curious, Jeeves.

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