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Aug. 15 2010 Uncle John's Bathroom Readers
Leave it to Uncle John to find a new way to make history fun and exciting! This quirky collection of lists is the latest volume in the 'Bathroom Reader' 's best-selling history series. These 508 pages will breathe life into history's most famous (and most unusual) stories. From the Stone Age to the Internet Age, some quick takes on must-know topics that will reveal the surprising connections among history's greatest - and strangest - events. History buffs, trivia hounds, and readers looking for an educational snack will love this fun format. Here's what you'll find in this great book:   * 2 famous pioneering trails
* 3 one-armed men who lent a hand
* 4 famous folks who literally died laughing
* 5 horrifying medieval punishments
* 6 photographic firsts
* 7 hotel rooms where history was made
* 8 disgusting secret ingredients
* 9 famous trains * 10 places you can't go
* 11 disasters that changed the world
* 12 fast food firsts
' And much, much more!

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The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. The BRI understands the habits of a very special market - Throne Sitters - and devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun facts Aug. 4 2013
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This book is very entertaining, and contains fun facts and stories on a variety a of different subjects and eras. Overall, a good read for entertainment,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lists, Lists and More Lists, Uncle John Style! Oct. 10 2010
By Michael OConnor - Published on Amazon.com
The Uncle John's Bathroom Reader crew score another home run with this 2010 release of historical lists! There have been a number of 'List Books' published recently; some of them bare-bones, deadly dull listings of "1,2,3,4 this-and-that." By comparison, HISTORY'S LISTS fleshes out the numerical listings, offering up fascinating background information on a variety of topics. Make no mistake about it, HISTORY'S LISTS is a hoot!

Topping off at 506 pages, HISTORY'S LISTS divides its listings into categories with such descriptive titles as Heroes and Zeroes; Everyday Life; Wordplay; It's All in a Name; Hanging Out; Take This Job and Shove It; Ladies' Night; Dead Zone; Nature Calls; Shh!It's a Secret; Good Sports; The Un-Category; Pick Your Fight; and so on.

Individual entries can run from one to six pages. Here are some examples:

'Movie Milestones' comes in at two pages;
'Seven Modern Wonders' tops off at five pages;
'One-Armed But Able' devotes 3 1/2 pages to real-life heroes who lost a limb;
'Car Talk' crams its automobile records and firsts on to one page;
'The Big Top's Top 10' runs to four pages;
'First Military Awards' takes up three pages;
'Three Mummy Mysteries' are covered in just one page;
'WWII Jargon' tops off at 2 1/2 pages;
'The Worst Jobs in the Castle' devotes four pages to unsavory "royal duties;"
'Assassins' has nine pages of "killer facts" divided in two sections;
'The Meanest Towns in the West' ranking runs to 5 1/2 pages; and so on.

If you're a history buff or a trivia nut, HISTORY'S LISTS is just what the doctor ordered. It not only supplies historic listings but also provides the fascinating tales behind the bare facts. It's as informative as it is entertaining. In short, "a splendid time is guaranteed for all." Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! Dec 10 2010
By M3g - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this as a Christmas gift for a family member but I've had some time to flip thru the pages and it's actually really cool! What a great bathroom read!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for reluctant readers, trivia fans, and those who prefer light but informative reading Nov. 19 2010
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader: History's Lists is the perfect trivia history choice for any collection appealing to a general audience. It blend humor with reference information to create short, appealing lists packed with unusual tidbits of detail. From a history of what soldiers wore to battle to playwrights who met with unusual deaths, this is a unique trivia gathering perfect for reluctant readers, trivia fans, and those who prefer light but informative reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you enjoyed the other Uncle John's books, you'll love this! July 3 2011
By Kallah - Published on Amazon.com
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I've been a huge fan of the Uncle John's Bathroom Readers for almost 10 years, and just like the originals this is packed with trivia, history (mostly history), and all sorts of useless knowledge I've come to expect from my bathroom reading. So far it seems like there's more really short articles, and fewer very long ones, that's alright by me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun reading in a sitting situtation. Jan. 17 2011
By Edward Hetherington - Published on Amazon.com
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Enjoyable reading. Great for short period of reading or a longer period. May find yourself spending more time in the bathroom. Amazon has a bunch of these books. I have 4 of them now. We have 2 bathrooms and we have a choice of reading material.
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