What are the best humorous historical books?

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    #1The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody

    The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody

    The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody: Great Figures of History Hilariously Humbled is a non-fiction comedic biography written by Will Cuppy. It is published in 1950. 

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    Richard Lucas
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "ive heard of this book but never got around to reading it. a few friends said its really funny and pokes at just about everyone and thing"
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    #2Kids We Were

    Kids We Were

    Kids We Were is a comedic non-fiction biography written by Bernie Morris. This collection of short stories is first published in 2008. 

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    Helen Ramos
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is a great non fiction book that gives real historical accounts. The short stories are well written and I like that each chapter has a interesting title or name.The stories take me back to my childhood days when things seemed simple."
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    #3The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    The Partly Cloudy Patriot is a non-fiction historical memoir written by Sarah Vowell. This comedic biography is first published in 2002. 

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    Arthur Richards
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I've read all of Sarah Vowell's books and I like this one the best. Some of it is dated, with chapters on George W. Bush's inauguration and Bill Clinton's White House years, but there are many timeless topics, too. Her commentary on America is usually both funny and insightful."
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    #41066 And All That

    1066 And All That

    1066 And All That: A Memorable History of England is a non-fiction humorous book written by W.C Sellar. It was first published in 1930. 

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    Jose Simmons
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "very interesting read , will pick up "
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    #51000 Years of Annoying the French

    1000 Years of Annoying the French

    1000 Years of Annoying the French is a comedic non-fiction historical book written by Stephen Clarke. This European history book is first published in 2010 by Bantam Press. 

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    Melissa Stewart
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Humour is not something one always associates with history. Stephen Clarke does just that with the French."
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    #6Terry Jones' Medieval Lives

    Terry Jones' Medieval Lives
    Terry Jones' Medieval Lives is a medieval historical non-fiction book written by Terry Jones. This comedic historical book is first published in 2004. 
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    Joseph Henry
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I have always been a fan of comedy, especially British comedy because of the absuridity of some of their situations. For example, Monty Python, Mr. Bean, Black Adder, those were really awesome comedies from the past that are still funny even today. The book "Medieval Lives" provide all the laughter that you'd ever want to have from the era of knights and kings, and not only that, the book also provides actual facts about the time presented in hilarious ways! Definitely pick this up if you don't want a boring history lesson and you'd rather be entertained while learning something."
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    #7Bill Nye's Comic History Of England

    Bill Nye's Comic History Of England

    Bill Nye's Comic History Of England is a comedic non-fiction book written by Bill Nye. This European cultural book tackles religion and is first published in 1896. 

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    Crystal Wood
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "so nice"
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    #8Assassination Vacation

    Assassination Vacation
    Assassination Vacation is a non-fiction historical memoir written by Sarah Vowell. This comedic book is first published in 2005. 
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    Eduardo Quiroz
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I know Sarah Vowell from This American Life, of course, but I had never read one of her books until this. It's great! She writes kind of a travelogue, but around the theme of Presidential histories (and assassinations, duh!) She has a loose, witty style, and despite the throw-away feeling of her remarks, manages to unfurl some fascinating history while she's at it. Great feat!"
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    #9The History of England

    The History of England
    Written when Jane Austen was only fifteen, this early work contains many portraits of Cassandra Austen, her sister who was an amateur watercolorist. In this book, Jane Austen criticizes with irony and wit many things about the late 18th century England's society. 




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    Chen Xie
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book has some good bones but I cant tell how deep into English history it goes. It just seems about one persons specific experiences."
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    #10Shit my History Teacher DID NOT tell me!

    Shit my History Teacher DID NOT tell me!
    Shit my History Teacher DID NOT tell me! is a history reference book written by Karl Wiggins. It was published in January 7, 2014 by Karl Wiggins.
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    Steven Gibson
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Shit my History Teacher DID NOT tell me! is a humorous bits about history. It contains a lot of true facts narrated in a funny way. There are definitely some things that your history teacher did not tell you in class."
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    #11The Milagro Beanfield War (The New Mexico)

    The Milagro Beanfield War (The New Mexico)

    The Milagro Beanfield War is a historical fiction magical realism and the first book in The New Mexico series written by John Nichols. It is first published in 1974. 

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    Kimberly George
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The necessity to create community and make it work is one of the most powerful, long-lasting, and painful imperatives of American life. The Milagro Beanfield War, directed by Robert Redford and adapted from John Nichols's 1974 novel, treats this theme with humor and humanism. The film is set in a small Hispanic town where a developer is building a leisure-time resort replete with condos, tennis courts, and a golf course. When Joe (Chick Vennera), a handyman from Milagro, irrigates his half-acre beanfield with water controlled by the development, he sets in motion a series of events that reveal the underside of the Anglos's vision of progress. touchable moments. "

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Best What are the best humorous historical books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Decline and Fall of Practically EverybodyBooks 35 Paid
2Kids We WereBooks 32 Paid
3The Partly Cloudy PatriotBooks 30 Paid
41066 And All ThatBooks 28 Paid
51000 Years of Annoying the FrenchBooks 26 Paid
6Terry Jones' Medieval LivesBooks 24 Paid
7Bill Nye's Comic History Of England Books 24 Paid
8Assassination VacationBooks 21 Paid
9The History of EnglandBooks 20 Paid
10Shit my History Teacher DID NOT tell me!Books 1 Paid
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