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The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp through Civilization's Best Bits - Erik Sass, Steve Wiegand
The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp through Civilization's Best Bits
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“An irreverent romp through history’s best bits,” The Mental Floss History of the World is an amazingly entertaining joyride through 60,000 years of human civilization. As audacious as it is edifying, here is a hilarious and irreverent—yet always historically accurate—overview of the ascent (or... show more
“An irreverent romp through history’s best bits,” The Mental Floss History of the World is an amazingly entertaining joyride through 60,000 years of human civilization. As audacious as it is edifying, here is a hilarious and irreverent—yet always historically accurate—overview of the ascent (or descent) of humankind, courtesy of the same rebel geniuses who brought you Mental Floss presents Condensed Knowledge and Mental Floss Presents Forbidden Knowledge. Updated with all the hot topics and events of the past few years, The Mental Floss History of the World is proof positive that just because something’s true doesn’t mean it’s boring.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780060784775 (0060784776)
ASIN: 60784776
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.5 The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits
I'd never heard of mental_floss before stumbling upon this book at a B&N in August. We were there so my husband could stock up on holiday reading, but since it's fundamentally impossible for me to walk out of a bookstore without a book in my hand, I added this to the pile thinking it would be perfe...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
TBR Busting #11Narrated by Johnny HellerAn audio file to keep should I ever have the company of a young enquiring mind. A good compliment to this is THE CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD HISTORY
Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it
3.0
Audiobook version, read by Johnny Heller. I suspect this book would have been much better in a regular book format, rather than on audio. The boring and repetitive lists of events at each chapter (?) start are probably laid out visually in such a way as to allow you to refer back during the meat of ...
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