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Histories of the Unexpected

Sam Willis; James Daybell / Sam Willis James Daybell
Did you know that the history of the beard is connected to the Crimean War; that the history of paperclips is all about the Stasi; and that the history of bubbles is all about the French Revolution? And who knew that Heinrich Himmler Tutankhamun and the history of needlework are linked to napalm and Victorian orphans?In Histories of the Unexpected Sam Willis and James Daybell lead us on a journey of discovery that tackles some of the greatest historical themes but via entirely unexpected subjects. By taking this revolutionary approach they not only present a new way of thinking about the past but also reveal the everyday world around us as never before.

  • Published by Isis Publishing Ltd
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre History
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 1st November 2019
  • Duration 12 Hrs. 15 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781445085340