Book Reviews of An Underground Education: The Unauthorized and Outrageous Supplement to Everything You Thought You Knew About Art, Sex, Business, Crime, Science, Medicine, and Other Fields of Human Knowledge

An Underground Education: The Unauthorized and Outrageous Supplement to Everything You Thought You Knew About Art, Sex, Business, Crime, Science, Medicine, and Other Fields of Human Knowledge
An Underground Education The Unauthorized and Outrageous Supplement to Everything You Thought You Knew About Art Sex Business Crime Science Medicine and Other Fields of Human Knowledge
Author: Richard Zacks
ISBN-13: 9780965843928
ISBN-10: 0965843920
Publication Date: 1/1/1997
Pages: 418
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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A large book of short articles, this book is good for when you have a few minutes that you have to wait on something and nothing to occupy your mind. Very interesting.
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very ntresting!!!
Great read. There was so much I didn't know I did'nt know! LOL
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astonishing facts, bizarre photographs, fascinating, sometimes deeply weird true stories.
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I liked this book,I read it over a couple of times when I just wanted some light, entertaining reading. Contains some good conversation starters.
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This is a fantastic book for anyone interesting in little-known history and historical misrepresentations. Author Richard Zacks covers corrections to historical "facts" that we always thought were true, information about beloved historic figures deemed too sordid for the textbooks, and just plain odd, bizarre, & often amusing trivia. His style is lively and entertaining, making this a fun (as well as educational) read. In fact, I read it straight through, although it is divided by subject for those who want to skip around. Zacks is meticulous about his sources, as well; you needn't take his word for it. A complete bibliography of his sources is included at the end, and it is actually rather entertaining in and of itself.
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Really intresting read. I actually read it twice. So many things that are just unbeliveable.
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This is exactly the sort of history book that I love. I could not put it down once I started reading it.
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Interesting little known trivia about historical people and events as well as cultural ideals through the ages. Definitely things you won't find in a regular textbook (like women only began wearing panties or "bloomers" in the 1800's or that Cleopatra was really unattractive in real life)!
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The unauthorized and outrageous supplement to everything you thought you knew about art, sex, business, crime, science, medicine, and other fields of human knowledge
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It was ok
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Astonishing facts! Bizarre photographs! Fascinating and sometimes deeply weird true stories! OK, so maybe you know all the stuff you're supposed to know--that there are teenier things than atoms, that Remembrance of Things Past has something to do with a perfumed cookie, that the Monroe Doctrine means we get to take over small South American Countries whene want to . . . But did you know:
...that in the original story of Goldilocks the bears torture and kill their impolite visitor?
...that Pope Leo XIII appeared in an advertisement for cocaine-laced wine in the 1880's?
...that people didn't eat with forks until the 1700's?
...That the first pediatric guide written in the United States recommended that expectant mothers breastfeed puppies?
...that Cleopatra was an ugly woman?