The Horrible History of the World (book)

Plot Summary:

The nasty bits at your fingertips! "The Horrible History of the World" presents the foul but fascinating story of humans from brain-nibbling Neanderthals to terrified teenage soldiers in the twentieth century. Want to know: Why Alexander the Great banned beards? What smelly sport was played by samurai warriors? Who tried to bump off her enemies with a cake made with poisoned bath-water? It's all you ever need to know about the wicked world - all the gore and more! [1]