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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again

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Publisher Comments:

Based on the success of the best-selling Plunges into History, Uncle John goes back in time to bring fans more compelling, confounding, and fascinating peeks into the world's past. International in scope, you'll read about historical events, people, and places worldwide. As always, the slant will be on revealing what they didn't teach you in history class--history unexpunged!

Once again were plunging into history's archives to bring you scintillating sagas of rogues and rascals, diplomacy and disaster, popes and peasants, nices and vices, defeats and victories, royalty and rabble, feuds and famine, battles and breakthroughs, crime and punishment, secrets and scandals, cultural milestones and historical millstones.

Synopsis:

Once again, Uncle John goes back in time to bring fans more compelling, confounding, and fascinating peeks into the world's past. As always, the slant is on revealing what isn't taught in history class. Here are scintillating sagas of rogues and rascals, diplomacy and disaster, popes and peasants, nices and vices, defeats and victories, royalty and rabble, feuds and famine, battles and breakthroughs, crime and punishment, secrets and scandals, cultural milestones and historical millstones.

Sample topics include Dictators and Their Offspring; Lord Minimus (the world's smallest man and his big successes); Horses in History; How Salt Shaped the Fortunes of Nations; Shoes Through the Ages; Who Were the Knights Templar?; John Dee: Court Astrologer to Elizabeth I; Great Gigs Through History (town crier, food taster, minstrel); and much more. The folks at the Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society again lay bare the legends and bring forward the facts in a witty, entertaining way that makes this book perfect reading during "business hours."

Synopsis:

History repeats itself as Uncle John once again takes the plunge into the past! For our big number-two, we dug ever deeper into our bottomless vaults to bring you more of historys most colorful characters, cultural milestones, funniest mishaps, and earth-shattering events. More than 500 pages of great stories, fascinating facts, and fun quizzes await you. Read about…

Philosophers who fought with fireplace pokers

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this Wall!”

Where are they now--the Goths

The golden age of wife-selling

Historys most horrible dentist award

The French monks who invented tennis

Women of the Gold Rush

And much, much more!

Synopsis:

Once again, Uncle John goes back in time to bring fans more compelling, confounding, and fascinating peeks into the world's past. As always, the slant is on revealing what isn't taught in history class.

About the Author

The Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society proudly follows in the grand tradition of its older sibling, the Bathroom Readers' Institute. This conglomeration of scholarly scribes is devoted to bringing primo prose, terrific trivia, and quality quizzes and puzzles to every volume of the UJBR Plunges series. Featuring true experts in almost every field imaginable, the BRHS and their themed volumes promise to be a superior source of bathroom reading.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592232611
Author:
Bathroom Readers Hysterical Society
Publisher:
Portable Press
Author:
Bathroom Reader's Hysterical Society
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Form - Jokes & Riddles
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
World history
Subject:
Jokes & riddles
Subject:
HUMOR / Form/Jokes & Riddles
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Bathroom Reader
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
522
Dimensions:
1400x1200

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Product details 522 pages Portable Press - English 9781592232611 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Once again, Uncle John goes back in time to bring fans more compelling, confounding, and fascinating peeks into the world's past. As always, the slant is on revealing what isn't taught in history class. Here are scintillating sagas of rogues and rascals, diplomacy and disaster, popes and peasants, nices and vices, defeats and victories, royalty and rabble, feuds and famine, battles and breakthroughs, crime and punishment, secrets and scandals, cultural milestones and historical millstones.

Sample topics include Dictators and Their Offspring; Lord Minimus (the world's smallest man and his big successes); Horses in History; How Salt Shaped the Fortunes of Nations; Shoes Through the Ages; Who Were the Knights Templar?; John Dee: Court Astrologer to Elizabeth I; Great Gigs Through History (town crier, food taster, minstrel); and much more. The folks at the Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society again lay bare the legends and bring forward the facts in a witty, entertaining way that makes this book perfect reading during "business hours."

"Synopsis" by ,
History repeats itself as Uncle John once again takes the plunge into the past! For our big number-two, we dug ever deeper into our bottomless vaults to bring you more of historys most colorful characters, cultural milestones, funniest mishaps, and earth-shattering events. More than 500 pages of great stories, fascinating facts, and fun quizzes await you. Read about…

Philosophers who fought with fireplace pokers

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this Wall!”

Where are they now--the Goths

The golden age of wife-selling

Historys most horrible dentist award

The French monks who invented tennis

Women of the Gold Rush

And much, much more!

"Synopsis" by , Once again, Uncle John goes back in time to bring fans more compelling, confounding, and fascinating peeks into the world's past. As always, the slant is on revealing what isn't taught in history class.

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