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This book is a collection of brief tales about little known events in history. For example, it is about an academic paper that claims George III had bipolar disorder; another that Stalin was poisoned. I found the two stories most interesting and they had information that was new to me. The first one was about Witold Pilecki, a reporter, who broke into and out of Auschwitz, but in 1943 no one would believe his reports about the death camp. The other was about Mati Hari and the claims of her innocence.
The book is full of trivia facts, which for a trivia nut like me is great. All the entries are short and easily readable. It is a book that is easy to stop and start.
The author did his own narration.
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If you liked "when Hitler took cocaine and Lenin lost his brain" you can just click the buy button. This book is as golden as that.
If you haven't listened to that book, give this a chance anyway. It's golden nuggets of history. Mostly in 1900s and each story is both interesting and the author makes it entertaining with his writing and narration.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful