Close menu
 

Home > Michael O'Mara Books > Science - History - Philosophy > Napoleon Wasn't Short and St Patrick Wasn't Irish

Napoleon Wasn't Short and St Patrick Wasn't Irish

Extent: 192 pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date:

Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781782430360

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

After falling for one historical misconception too many, the time is now right to launch a spirited fightback. The moment has come to set the record straight, once and for all.
Leading the way in this modern crusade comes Napoleon Wasn't Short and St Patrick Wasn't Irish, a lighthearted guide that reveals the many myths, fabrications and ambiguities found in the annals of world history. For example, Winston Churchill was not born in a ladies' toilet, Lucrezia Borgia was not an infamous poisoner and as you've guessed, St Patrick Wasn't Irish…
Written with wit and fascinating insight, and covering numerous subjects – from royalty to religion, saints to statesmen, inventors and explorers, and the lives of famous characters throughout history – this book is guaranteed to astonish and inform, amuse and entertain.

Publication Date: 09/10/2014

Price: £5.99

ISBN: 9781782430957

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

After falling for one historical misconception too many, the time is now right to launch a spirited fightback. The moment has come to set the record straight, once and for all.
Leading the way in this modern crusade comes Napoleon Wasn't Short and St Patrick Wasn't Irish, a lighthearted guide that reveals the many myths, fabrications and ambiguities found in the annals of world history. For example, Winston Churchill was not born in a ladies' toilet, Lucrezia Borgia was not an infamous poisoner and as you've guessed, St Patrick Wasn't Irish…
Written with wit and fascinating insight, and covering numerous subjects – from royalty to religion, saints to statesmen, inventors and explorers, and the lives of famous characters throughout history – this book is guaranteed to astonish and inform, amuse and entertain.

About the Author

Author and freelance technical writer, Andrea Barham is the acceptable face of pedantry: while she is a big fan of the world, she feels there should be less wrongness and more rightness in it. Painfully aware of her inability to correct the bigger issues such as war, poverty and global warming, she is concentrating her skills on smaller issues more suited to her skills, which consists of 'looking stuff up'. By correcting common misconceptions, such as the belief that your heart stops when you sneeze, she is hoping that this will have a knock-on effect and eventually all wrongs will be righted, but she is not holding her breath (which, indidentally, one cannot die from, as is commonly believed). Please support her in her crusade.