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Product Details

  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456399411
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456399412
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,717,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jess Whitson was born in San Bernadino, California and has lived in Springfield, Missouri for all of his adult life. Because of his early indoctrination into Missouri culture, he is constantly showing people stuff. And he knows how to fashion any hunk of limestone into any implement imaginable or even concievable. He lives with his wife in some kind of karst dwelling like most people in the Ozarks. Jess got a Philosophy B.A. which means he can be a philosophical counselor. Since most people don't like philosophers giving advice, he instead decided to write the best book ever—Unbelievable History with his pal Steven Olsen. Steven grew up in the college town of Springfield, Missouri where he met his best friend and writing partner, Jess. Steven spends his time assisting local atheist groups, talking about Portland, Oregon incessantly and playing video games with his wife, Nola. When he's not writing books, he love to read them and spends far too much money at Powell's.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Fitzgerald on October 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
If you took a room with an infinite number of monkeys on typewriters and set them to work randomly typing until they get the entire works of Shakespeare on paper - stop them now and have them all read this book instead.

A book so filled with juicy historical goodness, you'll feel like all your history teachers in school were just phoning it it until this book came along. Remember: if it's not this history book, it's not unbelievable. Buy it today!
-Dave Fitzgerald
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Skeptichick on May 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
Best read since Dawkin's "God Delusion"! I remember meeting Steven through our mutual friend JT Eberhard from Skepticon/Secular Student Alliance, I knew he had potential then and this only begins to prove me right. From chocolate cake shots at GastroPub to a published author... you won't be disappointed in Mr. Olsen's handiwork. A great choice, pick it up today!!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeff T. Van Booven on October 10, 2011
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It's sort of like those things you used to get where they printed words on pages and expected you to read them by constantly flipping the pages. They really did kill a lot of trees to do that, well after paper making became less of an artform and something akin to popping out cheap plastic bits for stuffing in children's fun meals. Those same bits which would inevitably cause you discomfort when lodged in your foot after the child got bored. That might give you the impression reading this book is like that, which it isn't. Instead, imagine you'd never made the decision to have children and instead spent their college tuition on staying in luxury hotels as you traveled around the world. It's a book, now what more do you want out of me? It's not like you would value my expert opinion anyways as you neither know my name nor the university I have far more degrees from than your average person who keeps Jersey Shore on the air. Either buy this book or piss off.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pork Pie Hat on October 10, 2011
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It's kinda like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, but for smart people.

And it was well worth the 12 Shekels that it cost!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kelly on March 16, 2012
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This is what history would be like if it was written by people who had learned the basic concepts from a drunk relative and filled in the gaps with ludicrous assumptions and overwhelming opinions. In other words, brilliant. Read it!
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