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An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery


An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery is a ride through the Slavic nations of Europe and the men and women who made them great, from violent warlords to medieval kings all the way to ingenious poets, freedom fighters and a woman who literally fell from heaven. Along the way we learn the answers to some vital questions – Who invented the 20th century? How did World War One begin? Is it possible for a human to deadlift cattle?

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There’s a whole lot more to the Slavs than tired stereotypes and chain-smoking, and An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery is here to, well, illustrate that. The good and the great of Slavic history are celebrated in this funnier-than-a-history-book-should-be tome, as John Bills celebrates the revolutionaries of Bulgaria, the poets of Bosnia & Herzegovina, the inventors of Slovakia and more, including Europe?s first vampire and a guy that gets drunk and floats down rivers. Scientists, musicians, artists, diplomats, athletes, warriors and more are explored, as Bills attempts to answer the important questions in life – where did soft contact lenses come from? Who was the first woman to sail around the world on her own? Can a human being deadlift cattle? An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery has the answers.

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Weight 0.7 kg
Dimensions 14 × 4.5 × 21 cm