The Amazing Book of History is a 704-page collection of hundreds of articles, lists, quotes, and anecdotes that explore a lively range of human history, from the ancient world to the recent past to pop culture. Perfect for history buffs, trivia fans, and everyone with an interest in the past. Looks at history from an anything-goes perspective, with nearly 300 dynamic tales of people, places, and events. Topics include science, politics, the arts, war, medicine, sports, crime, food, historical figures, and more. Learn about: The real-life explorers who created King Kong. The teenager who invented television. Nazi Germany's secret baby farms. Biological warfare secrets of the ancient world. The racy true story of the Barbie doll. The development of American hot rod culture. A brief history of underwear. The food obsessions of ancient Rome.