Archive for April, 2010

Elvis Tweets! Vote For Your Favorite: Winner Gets a Free Signed Copy of Historical Tweets

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Earlier this week, we asked readers to submit their favorite possible tweets for Elvis’ meeting with Nixon in 1970.

Little did they know that they were competing to get a free copy of the book!

The comment with the most votes below by Monday will get a free autographed copy of Historical Tweets: The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World.

Next week, we’ll post a new “Tweet in the Blank” and another opportunity to vote on the best submitted tweet!  (So get ready)

Elvis Tweets! Choose your favorite:

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Twitter Historian on April 29th 2010 in 1970s

Fresh From the Book (Released Today): Magellan’s Tweets

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*BRAND NEW FOR THE BOOK*
Magellan’s tweet is one of over 80 never-before-seen tweets, only in Historical Tweets: The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World, hitting bookstores around the U.S. and Canada today!

Magellan (@LikeaFelon): These new shoe inserts are incredibly comfortable.

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Twitter Historian on April 27th 2010 in Comically Old, The Book

Today Marks the End of History Books

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We’ve said it for years: “history books have been ruining history.”

Too many words to read… too many facts to remember… too many dictators to hate.

How can a reader be expected to comprehend so many sentences and paragraphs, dates and events, names and context at once? Answer: they can’t.

But we come not to curse the darkness, but to light a glorious candle: a new history book so accurate it makes Wikipedia look like the National Enquirer… so concise, it makes a sneeze feel like an eon… and yet, so unabridged that it makes the Library of Congress a virtual haiku.

Historical Tweets: The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of The World hits shelves today, giving you all the history you need with just 1% of the words.

Skimmers of the world: rejoice.

A side note: special thanks to everyone who made this book possible — Kate McKean, Ryan Doherty and our team at Villard/Random House, the Historical Tweets fans & followers — and our loved friends and families.

If you haven’t already gotten the book, go get it — you’ll really enjoy the design, the humor, and the history.

And if when you get it, leave us a comment below — we’d love to hear what you think.  Perhaps even leave a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

And if you’re reading the book close to an historical monument or statue — take a photo with the book and send it in.  We’ll post it here on the blog.

Be historic,

— Twitterstorians Alan Beard & Alec McNayr

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Twitter Historian on April 27th 2010 in The Book

Tweet in the Blank: Elvis and Nixon

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What did Elvis tweet right after meeting with Nixon in 1970?

Leave us your best tweets in the comments!

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Twitter Historian on April 27th 2010 in 1970s, The Book, Tweet in the Blank

You Decide: IS Lincoln’s Tweet Funny or Offensive?

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Lincoln: Funny or Offensive?

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Abraham Lincoln (@honest_abe): gr8 show tonite. the Ford is the perfect venue for AAAAARRGH!!

PAGE 69 from the forthcoming book: Historical Tweets: The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World

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Twitter Historian on April 26th 2010 in 1800s, The Book


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