Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History


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Author: Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society

Number Of Pages: 496

EAN: 9781571456977

Release Date: 13-10-2001

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedGood

Binding: Paperback

Details: Product Description Only the trivia gurus at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute could take a dry subject like history and make it so much fun! Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges into History will open your eyes to ages past and entertain you for ages to come. Whether you’re a history buff, or you just like reading great stories, you’ll see the past in a whole new light after reading Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges into History. Uncle John uncovers the truth behind some of history’s most persistent myths, flushes out information you were never taught in school, and gives history fans something they can really digest. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 12 million books in print, the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world.   Where else could you learn about the 10 most forgotten people in history, mistakes that led to great discoveries, and how a fish had a hand (er, fin) in beating Napoleon? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about…   * The short history of underwear * Odd deaths of famous figures * Abe Lincoln, fashion icon * The real Lady Godiva * Royal inbreeds and promiscuous popes * The true story of Braveheart * And much more! From the Back Cover Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into History will open your eyes to ages past, dispelling myths and exposing truths that you were never taught in school. From B.C. to beyond, you'll be turning pages until your family's knocking on the door to see if you're okay. The Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society has plumbed the depths of more than two millennia to unearth history at its weirdest and wildest. Kind of like the History Channel, but without the cheesy actors. Read about: *The Short History of Underwear *Odd Deaths of Famous Figures *Abe Lincoln, Fashion Icon *The Real Lady Godiva *Plus much more! About the Author The Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. They understand the habits of a very special market—Throne Sitters—and are devoted to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces. JoAnn Padgett has BAs in English and History from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. She’s worked on newspapers, films/video, training programs, textbooks, and acquisition of fiction/nonfiction while developing products for such diverse companies as Army Times Publishing, Time-Life Books, McGraw-Hill, Harcourt Brace, and AMS. 

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