a truly interesting look at things you either don't know or forget about soon after hearing them, despite the fact that the stories are actually quite significant. I really do appreciate Benedict Arnold a lot more now as an American hero!
This was some of the worst narration I have ever heard. The narrator spoke so quickly and took breaks in the wrong places. I love history and have read several "not in my history book" type books in the past and have enjoyed them. This would have been a much better listen had there been a different narrator.
The entire book has a feeling of reading the long defunct "Believe It or Not" column. In fact, the author says that he once worked on gathering information for them.
The articles, for this book seemed to be a collection of short articles to me, are not well separated. The book could use a bit more editing. Many of the articles are trivial and if you have read much history, there are few surprises within its pages.
However, if you want to learn a few tidbits without sitting to dine on a bit of history, this is the book for you.
The stories are interesting, but the reader sounds like a computer. Better off reading this one in paperback.
This book is filled with half truths and professed by the author as the real facts. It was a total waste of time.
While I do enjoy books that stimulate the mind I found that this book was a good review of 6 specific cases of history books overlooking the truth of the situation. Having known that I doubt I would have purchased this book as I was expecting a interesting anecdotes book
This was alright. There was some information that wasn't really important for history. It was entertaining. I was hoping for alot more. I am not a history fan so have to figure out ways to learn it. Listening to the book was much easier than reading it.