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Histories of the Unexpected

How Everything Has a History
Narrated by: Sam Willis, James Daybell
Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: History, World
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Summary

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.

©2018 Sam Willis & James Daybell (P)2019 Isis Publishing Ltd

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