*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.
Twitter Historian on April 27th 2010 in Comically Old, The Book
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.
— Twitterstorians Alan Beard & Alec McNayr
Twitter Historian on April 27th 2010 in The Book
What did Elvis tweet right after meeting with Nixon in 1970?
Leave us your best tweets in the comments!
Twitter Historian on April 27th 2010 in 1970s, The Book, Tweet in the Blank
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
Twitter Historian on April 26th 2010 in 1800s, The Book
Social media enthusiast and Brit-nadian Dave Fleet reviewed our book Historical Tweets yesterday, and had this to say:
I’ve shown Historical Tweets to numerous people now, and every one of them has found different things to laugh at. That’s a winner in my book.
I’ve enjoyed every moment of reading it so far, and will likely continue to do so for a while.
Great coffee table reading for geek-filled households.
Link to: Book Review: Historical Tweets
Twitter Historian on April 23rd 2010 in The Book, Updates