Mostly Rapscallions: Salient Sillies About the Rich and Infamous in History

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Irreverent revelations about some of the jokers in historys deck. The funny side of history, and none the worse for being true.

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Revised and updated version of 2008 edition. Printed in easy-to-read 12 pt. type. More than fifty illustrations.

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Do you find history boring? Lacking in human interest? Too much about meaningless isms, factions, dates, and battles? Read about the human side of history in this book and see what you've been missing:

* Which historical personage discovered a cure for pimples? * Which one liked to be peed on? * Which one carried two bullets in his body? * Which one ate 150 oysters at one sitting? * Which one taught debasement as the way to salvation? * Which one murdered his brother? * Which one murdered his son? * Which one had a son by his daughter? * Which one was grandson to a notorious witch? * Which one was son-in-law to a cannibal?

Human interest indeed! This book is about some of history's most interesting humans.

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