More of History’s Worst: 2000 Years of Idiocy from Nero to Trump

Genre: Humour

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Book Summary

Idiocy is the best form of comedy, and there is an inexhaustible supply. MORE OF HISTORY’S WORST: 2000 Years of Idiocy from Nero to Trump celebrates the mad, bad, and just plain mediocre. Generals are more dangerous to their own side, monarchs too looney to be let out of the palace, and politicians who make you weep for democracy. There have been plenty of “best ofs,” but MORE OF HISTORY’S WORST deals with the biggest butchers and buffoons from the ancient world to the bloodstained twentieth century—from the king who thought he was made of glass to the exploding dog regiment. Funny and provocative, this is the stuff you never learned in class.


It's been a long time since I last picked up a book that I could not put down and this is one that I fell in love with as soon as I started reading it.

Just finished reading this book! At first it was to learn a thing or two, however it quickly became the reason I was staying up at night to read just a little more! Absolutely fantastic !

This book is great fun, easy to pick up and put down as you want, full of little anecdotes and silliness..brings a little comedy to history!

About the Author

Adam Powell studied History at Newcastle University and has taught the subject for over twenty years in international schools. He originally trained as a journalist and worked for a range of publications, writing satirical pieces for The Voice of Reason, Deadbrain and Humorfeed and The Sabotage Times. He was also included in the People of Few Words humor anthology. He is married to the children’s author, Carmen Powell, and has one daughter.
His book, Soldiering On, about how World War 1 veterans survived after the war was published in 2019.

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