Thursday, September 3, 2020

Check It Out: Heroes and Jerks


Heroes and Jerks: The Best and Worst Who Ever Lived by Ed Daly 
Historical Biography

Of the 113 billion people who have lived on Earth, an elite few stand out as particularly heroic or especially awful—those who have had a lasting impact on humankind. Perhaps it was for creating a vaccine that saved civilizations, or conversely, causing a genocide that destroyed generations. Perhaps it was was for inventing denim jeans (hero) or writing the song “We Built This City” (most definitely a jerk).

This book examines the best and worst over time, those who have most influenced the world as we know it. From two million B.C. to 2019 - readers will laugh, learn, and time-hop their way through human history. Each hero and jerk is explained in quick, easily digestible Top 10 Lists. From world leaders to Hollywood actors to even a ten-year-old student, each entry is infused with humor, heart, and a modern approach to learning history.

So sit back and enjoy the definitive ranking of human existence—Heroes and Jerks.

5 out of 5 fairies

Heroes and Jerks is witty and informative. I have to admit I laughed out loud at some of the commentary accompanying the facts included. I learned new things and honestly I kind of forgot I was reading a history book at times. This is far from your typical facts book, and soon you'll be learning without realizing it! A great way to pick up some random history facts and grab a few giggles along the way.

Where to buy: Amazon

Add to your TBR list: Goodreads

About the Author: Ed Daly has worked as a pizza chef, a dishwasher, a busboy who got caught eating scraps off someone's plate, an international shipping company analyst, a Wall Street bond salesman, Mr. Mom, and a published author. He loves history and knows at least a little bit about a lot of things. He is the world's foremost expert on cereal and the movie Teen Wolf and lives in New Jersey with his wife and two sons. 

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