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The Amazing Book of History is a 708-page
collection of hundreds of articles, lists, quotes, and anecdotes
that explore a lively range of human history, from the ancient
world to the recent past to pop culture. The hardcover volume looks
at history from an anything-goes perspective, with nearly 300
dynamic tales of people, places, and events. Its innovative
approach and witty style should appeal to a wide range of readers.
Topics in The Amazing Book of History include science, politics,
the arts, war, medicine, sports, crime, food, historical figures,
and more. Learn about the real-life explorers who created King
Kong; the teenager who invented television; and Nazi Germany s
secret baby farms.