Forgotten History: Unbelieveable Moments from the Past

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Amberley Publishing Limited, Jun 15, 2016 - History - 288 pages
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Not all history is recorded in school textbooks or cast into towering monuments that shape city skylines. Quite often the most intriguing (and most bizarre) bits are forgotten and fall away into obscurity. In this fascinating book, Jem Duducu shines light on the almost forgotten, wonderfully strange, and often hilarious moments of history that would otherwise be lost forever. Forgotten History tells in delightful detail the stories of the hard-to-believe moments, people or inventions from history. Split into four main eras – ancient, medieval, early modern and twentieth century – this light-hearted and easy-to-read fact book is full to bursting with the bits from history that even a history enthusiast may otherwise have never known. Covering a wide variety of topics, from the time a Pope put his dead predecessor on trial all the way up to the awkward moment when the US Air Force accidentally dropped nuclear bombs on Spain, take a journey through time and discover the weird and wonderful history that you didn’t learn about in school.
 

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User Review  - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing

History is written by the winners. It is also written by people who direct our attention where they wish us to look. This little book opens up many areas of history to such an extent, that I had to ... Read full review

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Introduction
The Medieval
The Early Modern to the Victorians
The Twentieth Century

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Jem Duducu has been in love with history for as long as he can remember. He went to UWCC to read Archaeology and Medieval History. He is also the author of several history books from the ‘100 Facts’ series for Amberley. Follow him on Twitter @HistoryGems.

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