The Lowbrow Guide to World History

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The Lowbrow Guide to World History

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History - long ennobled as the privileged domain of lofty scholars and erudite minds - really just boils down to four things if you think about it. Who killed who, who conquered who, who slept with who, and in what order. Humanitys story, properly told, is every bit as bawdy as a sailors yarn, as juicy as a Mills & Boon, as real and relevant as a night on the town wi History - long ennobled as the privileged domain of lofty scholars and erudite minds - really just boils down to four things if you think about it. Who killed who, who conquered who, who slept with who, and in what order. Humanitys story, properly told, is every bit as bawdy as a sailors yarn, as juicy as a Mills & Boon, as real and relevant as a night on the town with your drinking buddies. Problem is, its usually told by Ivory Tower academics and droning documentarians. The Lowbrow Guide to World History is here to set the record straight, summing up our sordid past in terms we can all understand. Posing questions real people would ask - could Christopher Columbus even navigate his way out of a paper bag? What was so terrible about Ivan? Which of Henry Vills wives was the most beddable? Who was crazier, Caligula or Nero? - author Michael Powell gets to the bottom of legendary figures motivations and methods and shows why we should still be interested in them today. Witty? Irreverent? Non-traditional? Even raunchy and sophomoric? Thankfully, yes! The Lowbrow Guide to World History reminds us how much we can learn when we remember not to take ourselves too seriously.

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History - long ennobled as the privileged domain of lofty scholars and erudite minds - really just boils down to four things if you think about it. Who killed who, who conquered who, who slept with who, and in what order. Humanitys story, properly told, is every bit as bawdy as a sailors yarn, as juicy as a Mills & Boon, as real and relevant as a night on the town wi History - long ennobled as the privileged domain of lofty scholars and erudite minds - really just boils down to four things if you think about it. Who killed who, who conquered who, who slept with who, and in what order. Humanitys story, properly told, is every bit as bawdy as a sailors yarn, as juicy as a Mills & Boon, as real and relevant as a night on the town with your drinking buddies. Problem is, its usually told by Ivory Tower academics and droning documentarians. The Lowbrow Guide to World History is here to set the record straight, summing up our sordid past in terms we can all understand. Posing questions real people would ask - could Christopher Columbus even navigate his way out of a paper bag? What was so terrible about Ivan? Which of Henry Vills wives was the most beddable? Who was crazier, Caligula or Nero? - author Michael Powell gets to the bottom of legendary figures motivations and methods and shows why we should still be interested in them today. Witty? Irreverent? Non-traditional? Even raunchy and sophomoric? Thankfully, yes! The Lowbrow Guide to World History reminds us how much we can learn when we remember not to take ourselves too seriously.
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Title The Lowbrow Guide to World History Height 13
Michael Powell Width 1.3
ISBN-13 9781844034154 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #1844034151 Spine Width
Publisher Cassell Illustrated Pages 144
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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