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Title:
History's trickiest questions
Author:
Kuttner, Paul.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dawnwood Press, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
311 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780911025101
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Book

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More than 400 tricky but non-trivial world history questions whose answers are (usually) different from what one would expect. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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Library Journal Review

Kuttner, a seasoned journalist and novelist, poses 436 history questions whose answers may be far different from what the reader expects. An intriguing idea to be sure, and assuming one knows enough history to even attempt an answer, the author succeeds in his ``trickery.'' Organized into five sections--General History, World War II and the Nazis, Politics, Places, and Religion--the well-phrased questions are distributed among all periods of American, British, European, and world history. Answers are succinct and complete, but except for the 79 questions in the Nazi section the sequence of queries lacks continuity by either historical period or geography. The use of huge, boldface type to identify each question and answer is helpful, but consumes about half the book's space. Possible entertainment for history buffs, but not a necessary library purchase.-- Stanley P. Hodge, Ball State Univ. Lib., Muncie, Ind. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.