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How Fat Was Henry VIII?

by Raymond Lamont-Brown

Ever wondered how fat Henry VIII really was? Or what made Mary I 'bloody'? Was George III's madness caused by porphyria, or was it arsenic poisoning? What really happened between Queen Victoria and her Highland...


On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody's Favorite Games

by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine

“A book this informative has no right to be this much fun. On the Origins of Sports is a winner.”

—Dan Okrent, founder, Rotisserie Baseball

On the Origins of Sports is an illustrated book built around the...


Erich Fromm: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from Erich Fromm and selected facts about Erich Fromm. “Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” “If I am what I have, and if...


Charles Darwin: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from Charles Darwin and selected facts about Charles Darwin. “Intelligence is based on how efficient a species became at doing the things they need to survive.” “A scientific...


Friedrich Nietzsche: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from Friedrich Nietzsche and selected facts about Friedrich Nietzsche. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” “All I need is a sheet of paper; and something...


Henry Ford: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from Henry Ford and selected facts about Henry Ford. “Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” “The only real mistake is the one...


Francis Bacon: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from Francis Bacon and selected facts about Francis Bacon. “It is impossible to love and to be wise.” “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” “A wise man will...


Alexander Hamilton: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from Alexander Hamilton and selected facts about Alexander Hamilton. “Learn to think continentally.” “I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect men.” “Even...


Jose Marti: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from Jose Marti and selected facts about Jose Marti. “Liberty is the essence of life. Whatever is done without it is imperfect.” “Life on earth is a hand-to-hand mortal...


Ralph Waldo Emerson: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson and selected facts about Ralph Waldo Emerson. “My life is not an apology, but a life. It is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much prefer that...


Woodrow Wilson: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from Woodrow Wilson and selected facts about Woodrow Wilson. “I would … rather lose in a cause that I know some day will triumph than triumph in a cause that I know some...


Franz Kafka: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from Franz Kafka and selected facts about Franz Kafka. “What do I have in common with Jews? I don't even have anything in common with myself. ” “What am I doing here...


Benjamin Franklin: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from Benjamin Franklin and selected facts about Benjamin Franklin. “There never was a good knife made of bad steel.” “Either write something worth reading or do something...


John Adams: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from John Adams and selected facts about John Adams. “I am determined to control events, not be controlled by them.” “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country....


Arthur Schopenhauer: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from Arthur Schopenhauer and selected facts about Arthur Schopenhauer. “Life without pain has no meaning.” “Truth is most beautiful undraped.” “Each day is a little...


Theodore Roosevelt: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from Theodore Roosevelt and selected facts about Theodore Roosevelt. “The worst of all fears is the fear of living” “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell...


Albert Camus: Quotes & Facts

by Blago Kirov

This book is an anthology of quotes from Albert Camus and selected facts about Albert Camus. “Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” “Here lives a free man. Nobody serves him.” “Art...


Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell?: Fascinating Food Trivia Explained with Science

by Andy Brunning

FOOD QUESTIONS ANSWERED WITH COLORFUL GRAPHICS AND FUN, EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATIONS

Have you ever wondered...

• Why bacon smells so good?

• Why onions make you cry?

• If eating turkey makes you...


W. C. Privy's Original Bathroom Companion, Number 2

by Erin Barrett & Jack Mingo

Number 2 in the W.C. Privy series, this bathroom companion is chock full of jokes, stories, historical factoids, quizzes, trivia, and pop culture fun. An ecletic reading array, the book includes:

*Rules and Histories...


W. C. Privy's Original Bathroom Companion

by Erin Barrett & Jack Mingo

Here you sit, brokenhearted ...with nothing to read but the writing on the wallpaper?

Don't get flushed with despair! W. C. Privy's Original Bathroom Companion is a book that's good for your heart – the more...