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A People's History of the Peculiar

A Freak Show of Facts, Random Obsessions and Astounding Truths

Nick Belardes Author · Caroline Leavitt Author of introduction, etc. · ebook

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson's grandson was an ax murderer? Do you delight knowing that some dinosaurs were as teeny tiny as hens? Wonder what it's like to live in Hell Town at the End of the World? How about an ailment so surreal it's named after Alice in Wonderland? In A People's History of the Peculiar, historian Nick Belardes has dug into the raw source material found in historical archives, scientific studies, and libraries the world over to find facts, lists, definitions, and astonishing information guaranteed to provide readers with the best cocktail conversation topics for many years to come! Also found here are first-person interviews with people who can explain the unexplained, from the permanently puzzling Mothman conspiracy to secret Star Wars Jedi religious cults and the charmingly eccentric reason why British aerospace engineers sent teddy bears floating out into space. These real-world facts are outlandish enough to sharpen the brain and occupy readers' minds for hours of entertainment.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Cleis Press Start
Imprint:
Viva Editions
Publication Date:
2014
Available in:
United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 433.7 KB

Nick Belardes (Author)

Nicholas Belardes is novelist, journalist, illustrator, memoirist and poet. He's author of Songs Of The Glue Machines (poetry: 2013), "Letters From Vegas" (Invisible Memoirs: I Speak From My Palms; memoir: 2013), Illustrator of New York Times best...

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