The Resource Napoleon's hemorrhoids : and other small events that changed history, Phil Mason, (overdrive ebook)

Napoleon's hemorrhoids : and other small events that changed history, Phil Mason, (overdrive ebook)

Label
Napoleon's hemorrhoids : and other small events that changed history
Title
Napoleon's hemorrhoids
Title remainder
and other small events that changed history
Statement of responsibility
Phil Mason
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hilarious, fascinating, and a roller coaster of dizzying, historical what-ifs, Napoleon's Hemorrhoids is a potpourri for serious historians and casual history buffs. In one of Phil Mason's many revelations, you'll learn that Communist jets were two minutes away from opening fire on American planes during the Cuban missile crisis, when they had to turn back as they were running out of fuel. You'll discover that before the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon's painful hemorrhoids prevented him from mounting his horse to survey the battlefield. You'll learn that an irate blacksmith threw his hammer at a fox and missed, hitting a rock and revealing the largest vein of silver ever discovered, thus changing the finances of Canada forever. Interestingly, Charlton Heston was cast as Moses in The Ten Commandments because his broken nose made him look like Michelangelo's famous sculpture of Moses. Finally, no one knows Einstein's last words. They were in German, a language his nurse did not speak
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
909
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Napoleon's hemorrhoids : and other small events that changed history, Phil Mason, (overdrive ebook)
Link
http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=974D1D22-BD78-43CB-AC72-105674774D2B
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
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Color
multicolored
Contents
Detours on the march of history -- Politics : fates and fortunes -- History's tricks : accidents, illnesses, and assassinations -- The fog of war -- Science : inspiration, invention, and intrigue -- Chance beginnings -- Artistic strokes (of luck) -- "Unlucky, Sport!" -- Crime : missed demeanours -- Business : enterprise and intuition
Control code
ocm798579989
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
974D1D22-BD78-43CB-AC72-105674774D2B
System control number
(OCoLC)798579989

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