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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Posted by: Twitter Historian on April 27th 2010

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