History Bites: The Past's Strangest Moments in Bite-size Portions

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Did you know that when Teddy Roosevelt traveled to Dakota in 1883, he was known as "four eyes" until he knocked a man unconscious in a barroom brawl? Take an entertaining look at the past through "bite-size" short stories that reveal some of the strangest or funniest moments in history, from classical times through the mid-twentieth century. More than 500 accounts feature famous figures and events, quirky tales, and amusing anecdotes that rarely turn up in a history class--although maybe they should. There are military blunders, royal encounters, political affairs, art and artists, plots and coups, disasters (man-made or otherwise), and much more.

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Judith Millidge has worked as a freelance writer and editor for several years, specializing in military history. She has edited many books on uniforms and equipment from many eras, and has contributed to several other books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century warfare. She is also the author of several volumes on iconography and popular culture. A graduate in history from the University of London, she currently lives with her family in Northamptonshire, England.

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