Friday, June 24, 2011
Review #7: Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions Throughout the Ages by Leland Gregory
I hope your summer is going well and you are all reading really awesome books. Anyway onto my review.
I got this book free from Barnes and Noble a couple weeks ago. Every Friday they have free Friday and give away a free ebook. This book was one of them. I couldn't really find anything to read so I decided to read this simple short and free book. =]
If you like history and funny facts you should definitely check out this book. Leland Gregory gives facts and stories about stupid people and misconceptions throughout history. A bunch of times throughout this book I laughed out lout at the stupidity and plus I learned so much from reading this book. If you aren't really feeling like reading some thing serious and want a fun light read I recommend this book completely. It was such a good read to get my mind off the stress of the day and make me laugh a little. Overall I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. Great awesome quick read. =]
Here are some facts that might encourage you to read this book:
Samuel Prescott made the famous horseback ride into Concord, not Paul Revere. As a member of Parliament, Isaac Newton spoke only once. He asked for an open window. On April 24, 1898, Spain declared war on the U.S., thus starting the Spanish-American War. The U.S. declared war the very next day, but not wanting to be outdone, had the date on the declaration changed from April 25 to April 21.With these and many other stories, leading humorist Leland Gregory once again highlights both the strange and the funny side of humankind.
Until next time,
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