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“Pretweets” from the Book: Bonnie and Clyde

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Starting today, we’re going to start showing off some of the best 50 Historical Tweets from the site that made it into the book.

AND, as there are over 80 “never before seen” tweets in the book, we’ll be sharing some of them as well.

Tweet, retweet, share, and email to your friends, nephews, students, teachers, grandpas, soon-to-be-graduates, and history buffs, because we guarantee Historical Tweets: The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World will be the best Twitter-based history-slash-humor book you’ll ever skim.

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Twitter Historian on April 9th 2010 in 1900-1950, The Book, Updates

The Book Arrives…

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The book arrived a few days ago, and we have to say… it looks really good.  We’re ecstatic about the humor, design, and flawless level of historical accuracy. We’ve already made 13.6 people cry from laughing so hard.  (mission accomplished)

Just 19 days til Historical Tweets: The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World hits bookshelves around the country, but for you, a sneak peek:

Historical Tweets The Book

Historical Tweets The Book

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Twitter Historian on April 8th 2010 in Updates

Historical Tweets Book Cover: Revealed

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We’re happy to reveal the Historical Tweets book cover today!

The cover was illustrated by Barry Blitt, and the book itself hits shelves April 27, 2010.  This cover is already live on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble (coming soon to Borders, Books-A-Million, Indie Bound, and Powell’s)… you can pre-order today for just under $10.

So, what do you think?

Historical Tweets: The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World

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Twitter Historian on March 1st 2010 in Updates

10 Facts About the Historical Tweets Book

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We just sent the book off to the printers, and we couldn’t be more excited.  It’s destined to be the year’s #1 best-seller in the crowded history/Twitter/humor category, hands down.

SO, now that the book is done, we bring you:

10 Little-Known But Totally Inspiring True Facts About
Historical Tweets:The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World

  1. The book has 144 full-color pages.
  2. For all you spatial thinkers, it measures 8-1/8 inches wide by  5-1/2 inches tall.
  3. The cover art was created by artist Barry Blitt, whose work is often seen on the cover of The New Yorker.
  4. The book features 50 of the best tweets from the Historical Tweets site from 2008 to now.
  5. The book contains over 8o brand new, never-before-seen tweets.
  6. New tweets from the likes of T-Rex, Socrates, Merlin the Magician, The Vikings, Napoleon, and Gorbachev.
  7. The book also features all-new types of Twitter-esque humor like conversation stacks, tag clouds, and hate tweets.
  8. Besides @historicaltweet, you can follow our whole team on Twitter: authors @alecmcnayr and @abeard, our humor and fact checker @dbrisco, our editor @ryandoh, and our agent @kate_mckean (she’s popular).
  9. Of the new tweets in the book, our personal favorites are Agamemnon (Alan) and Isaac Newton (Alec).
  10. The book is on sale for pre-order for as low as $9.45 right now.

We hope you’re as excited for the book as we are. As always, thanks for your support.

Alan & Alec

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Twitter Historian on February 26th 2010 in Updates

Historical Tweet of the Year

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As another historic decade is about to pass, and we’d like to honor our most popular Historical Tweet of the Year, chosen from the tweets posted in 2009.

There were a lot of good ones from the past 12 months, but one shone above and beyond as your favorite: Alexander the Tweet.

And, yes, we’ve been on hiatus for a few weeks, but we’re gearing up for a great 2010, especially leading up to April, when the Historical Tweets book hits shelves around the United States (we just finished the book and sent to our editor last week — it features 144 pages of mostly new material!).

Thanks for your support over the past year.  It’s been historic.

– Alec & Alan

Alexander the Tweet: 2009 Historical Tweet of the Year

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Twitter Historian on December 31st 2009 in Updates


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