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Product Description: From the Trojan Horse to a photograph snapped in Vietnam, world history has been shaped as much by chance and error as by courage and heroism. Despite impossible odds, invincible armies fall in bitter defeat to weaker opponents. How and why does this happen? What decides the fate of battle? In this fascinating book, Erik Durschmied takes us through the major conflicts of history—from Agincourt to the Civil War, from Crimea to the Gulf War—and reveals how, in war, it is the improbable and the inconceivable that determine events...read more

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9781628726435 | Arcade Pub, July 5, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: From the Trojan Horse to a photograph snapped in Vietnam, world history has been shaped as much by chance and error as by courage and heroism.

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Product Description: Whether it’s B.C. or A.D., you’ll be wondering WTF!This exciting title from the folks at the Bathroom Readers' Institute contains the strangest short history articles from over 30 Bathroom Readers—along with 50 all-new pages. 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 more
By Bathroom Readers' Institute (corporate author)

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9781626865839 | Portable Pr, June 14, 2016, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Whether it’s B.

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Product Description: Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles MiltonThe first installment in Giles Milton's outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from the past...read more

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9781250078773, titled "When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History’s Unknown Chapters" | Picador USA, January 5, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles MiltonThe first installment in Giles Milton's outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from the past.

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Product Description: A dazzling third installment of astounding new facts from the New York Times best-selling authors of 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off and 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop.1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways is a gold mine of wide-ranging, eye-opening, brain-bursting nuggets of trivia that's impossible to put down, another "treasure trove of factoids" (National Public Radio, Weekend Edition)...read more
By James Harkin (compiler)

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9780393249873 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 26, 2015, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A dazzling third installment of astounding new facts from the New York Times best-selling authors of 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off and 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop.

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Product Description: What happened to the people of the Roanoke Colony? Why did the crew of the Mary Celeste abandon ship? Who wrote the mysterious Voynich Manuscript and what does it mean? History is filled with many unexplained and baffling mysteries...read more

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9781491443408 | Edge Books, August 1, 2015, cover price $7.95

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9781491442647 | Edge Books, August 1, 2015, cover price $27.32 | About this edition: What happened to the people of the Roanoke Colony?

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Product Description: Readers will be amazed to learn the history of how crisps were invented and why pirates really wore eye patches! With dozens of fascinating images and fun trivia facts, The World's Wackiest History provides young readers an interesting look into strange and little-known events through history...read more

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9781406292046 | Gardners Books, February 5, 2015, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Readers will be amazed to learn the history of how crisps were invented and why pirates really wore eye patches!

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9781491420188 | Edge Books, January 1, 2015, cover price $27.32 | About this edition: Readers will be amazed to learn the history of how potato chips were invented and why pirates really wore eye patches!

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Product Description: Stories that history forgot… but readers will remember. “The only thing new in the world,” said Harry S. Truman, “is the history you don't know.” In this fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author of Resolute and Atlantic Ocean) restores to memory important events, people, and developments that have been lost to time...read more

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9781402729584 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, June 1, 2010, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Stories that history forgot…but readers will remember“The only thing new in the world,” said Harry S.

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9781454913382 | Reprint edition (Sterling Pub Co Inc, October 7, 2014), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Stories that history forgot… but readers will remember.

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Product Description: A treasure trove filled with fascinating anecdotes about the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history, Hitler’s Secret Jewish Psychic will cure you of two misconceptions: the first being that history is relentlessly boring and the second that significant historical events are caused by significant and great causes...read more

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9781629147734 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, October 14, 2014, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A treasure trove filled with fascinating anecdotes about the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history, Hitler’s Secret Jewish Psychic will cure you of two misconceptions: the first being that history is relentlessly boring and the second that significant historical events are caused by significant and great causes.

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Product Description: From the creators of the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI, a brilliant sequel to their New York Times–best-selling 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off.1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop is bursting with mindboggling morsels of trivia―informative, hilarious, sometimes arcane or utterly useless, but always entertaining...read more
By James Harkin (compiler)

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9780393245608 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 2, 2014, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: From the creators of the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI, a brilliant sequel to their New York Times–best-selling 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off.

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Product Description: The scoop on all the fun, bizarre, and scandalizing history your teachers never wanted you to know From the hosts of HowStuffWorks.com's popular podcast, Stuff You Missed in History Class, comes a crash course in world history. Featuring the best of HSW's content and packed with quizzes, trivia, and more, this books explores the craziest scandals, myths, lies, and crimes the human record has to offer...read more
By Howstuffworks.com (corporate author)

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9781492603085 | Sourcebooks Inc, September 2, 2014, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: The scoop on all the fun, bizarre, and scandalizing history your teachers never wanted you to know From the hosts of HowStuffWorks.

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Product Description: What were they thinking? Ever since Adam snacked on the forbidden fruit and was chased naked out of the Garden of Eden, mankind has bitten off a bevy of bad ideas. From skinny-dipping Presidents to toxic tooth fillings to singing pop stars who can't carry a tune, 100 of the Worst Ideas in History is a celebration of humanity's historical―and often hysterical―missteps that have started wars, sunk countries, wrecked companies, scuttled careers, lost millions, and even endangered the Earth...read more

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9781402293917 | Sourcebooks Inc, June 3, 2014, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: What were they thinking?

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Product Description: A tarot reading is a quest for answers to your greatest questions, deepest desires, and most profound needs. The power of tarot lies in the questions, and now you can discern answers to those questions with fascinating and magical results 365 days a year...read more

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9780738740386 | Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd, May 8, 2014, cover price $22.99 | About this edition: A tarot reading is a quest for answers to your greatest questions, deepest desires, and most profound needs.

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Product Description: Did you know there once was a craze for consuming a powdered mummy as a cure for any ailment? Or that Peter the Great put a tax on beards? History needn't be as boring as school textbooks have led you to believe! These 40 strange-but-true stories prove that scattered between the famous milestones are tiny gems of incredible information just waiting to be discovered...read more

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9781454910718 | Reprint edition (Fall River Pr, November 5, 2013), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Did you know there once was a craze for consuming a powdered mummy as a cure for any ailment?
9781402763076 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, August 5, 2008, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Did you know there once was a craze for consuming a powdered mummy as a cure for any ailment?

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Product Description: This remarkable collection of maps, photographs, engravings and paintings from the early ages to modern day provides a stunning new look at the world as defined by our struggles and alliances with the monsters and supernatural creatures that have defined our existence...read more

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9780399162947, titled "Alternate Histories of the World" | J P Tarcher, October 1, 2013, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: This remarkable collection of maps, photographs, engravings and paintings from the early ages to modern day provides a stunning new look at the world as defined by our struggles and alliances with the monsters and supernatural creatures that have defined our existence.

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Product Description: A New York Times Bestseller From the creators of the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI and the best-selling Book of General Ignorance: 1,227 mind-bending facts. Did you know? • Cows moo in regional accents.• The international dialing code for Russia is 007...read more
By James Harkin (compiler)

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9780393241037 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 9, 2013, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A New York Times Bestseller From the creators of the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI and the best-selling Book of General Ignorance: 1,227 mind-bending facts.

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Product Description: Egypt's first female pharaoh disappears around 1457 BCE -- was she murdered? Find out how DNA closes the case. The ancient Arabian Peninsula city of Ubar vanishes, seemingly without trace. Find out how old maps and modern space shuttles help solve the mystery...read more
By Michael Wandelmaier (illustrator)

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9781554533633 | Reprint edition (Kids Can Pr, September 1, 2013), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Egypt's first female pharaoh disappears around 1457 BCE -- was she murdered?

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Product Description: Did the Ancient Romans eat chips? Who was the first queen to use a toilet? Have a city's streets ever been paved with gold? This book takes a fun look at history by asking and answering a series of quirky yet thought-provoking questions such as these! Although primarily a recreational read, the book nevertheless contains a wealth of fascinating information and bizarre facts about history that readers will be sure to find captivating...read more

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9781410952042 | Capstone Pr Inc, July 1, 2013, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Did the Ancient Romans eat chips?

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9781410951984 | Heinemann/Raintree, July 1, 2013, cover price $29.32 | About this edition: Did the Ancient Romans eat chips?

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Product Description: They Got It Wrong: History exposes historical fallacies and explains how they came to be, as far back as the Roman Empire all the way up to World War II.They Got It Wrong: History exposes historical fallacies around the globe from the Roman Empire to World War II...read more

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9781621450085 | 1 edition (Readers Digest, March 21, 2013), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: They Got It Wrong: History exposes historical fallacies and explains how they came to be, as far back as the Roman Empire all the way up to World War II.

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Product Description: Hindsight hurts. * The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act, having the American colonies pay for their own defense—which instead starts a revolution. * In 1929, President Herbert Hoover decides to let the economy fix itself…and the Great Depression gets greater...read more

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9780425257364 | Berkley Pub Group, December 4, 2012, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Hindsight hurts.

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Product Description: An educational and idiosyncratic account of the ten absolutely worst years in human history and what made them such stinkers.They say that history is written by the winners. Not according to Derek Wilson. In this fascinating, revelatory book, Wilson tells the story from the point of view of the losers – collating a catalogue of calamities and catastrophes that have shaped our world more than historians tend to let on...read more

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9781476718828 | Reprint edition (Marble Arch Pr, December 4, 2012), cover price $18.99 | About this edition: An educational and idiosyncratic account of the ten absolutely worst years in human history and what made them such stinkers.

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Product Description: Welcome to the Not-So-Glorious Days With the uncertain economy, lingering wars, and the ever-present threats of everything from bird flu to Bieber Fever, it's tempting to long for the "good old days" But just how good were they? Buckle up for a bumpy ride down memory lane (and try not to get trampled) as these 665 funny history facts and terrifying truths reveal the unfortunate reality of life during the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries...read more

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9781440322242 | Family Tree Books, November 1, 2012, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: Welcome to the Not-So-Glorious Days With the uncertain economy, lingering wars, and the ever-present threats of everything from bird flu to Bieber Fever, it's tempting to long for the "good old days" But just how good were they?

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Product Description: Here is a book that indelibly captures the human pageant through the remarkable art of photojournalism.After all, we live in a visual age, when history is both made and experienced through photographs, from the flag raising at Iwo Jima to the thrill of the first footstep on the moon...read more
By Kelly Knauer (editor) and Time-Life Books (corporate author)

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9781603201971 | Time Inc Home Entertainment, October 16, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Here is a book that indelibly captures the human pageant through the remarkable art of photojournalism.

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Product Description: From the foundation of Rome on April 21, 753 B.C. to the Arab Spring of 2011, this newly updated edition of 1001 Days That Shaped the World focuses on those truly pivotal moments that have changed the direction of world history. This page-turner of a book summarizes each event with a dramatic descriptive article and memorable illustrations and photos...read more
By Peter Furtado (editor)

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9780764165726 | Updated edition (Barrons Educational Series Inc, October 1, 2012), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: From the foundation of Rome on April 21, 753 B.
9780764161353 | Barrons Educational Series Inc, October 1, 2008, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: From the foundation of Rome on April 21, 753 B.

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Product Description: A Walk through the AgesOur country and the world is changing fast, and a knowledge of history helps us understand the hows, whats, and whys of modern civilization. Fully revised and updated, this new edition of The Handy History Answer Book answers over 1,000 how-what-why questions...read more

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9781578593729 | 3 edition (Visible Ink Pr, September 26, 2012), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: A Walk through the AgesOur country and the world is changing fast, and a knowledge of history helps us understand the hows, whats, and whys of modern civilization.

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Product Description: A year-long trip through history's most hopeless mistakes turned good—because every cloud has a silver lining Containing a happy ending for every day of the year, this is a book so crammed full of mistakes that one would think the world would have given up and stopped turning...read more

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9781907554681 | Trafalgar Square, September 1, 2012, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: A year-long trip through history's most hopeless mistakes turned good—because every cloud has a silver lining Containing a happy ending for every day of the year, this is a book so crammed full of mistakes that one would think the world would have given up and stopped turning.

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