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About History Compacted
Here in History Compacted, we see history as a large collection of stories. Each of these amazing stories of the past can help spark ideas for the future. However, due to the current education system history is often proceed as boring and incomprehensible.
That is why it is our mission to simplify the fascinating stories of history.
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The wildly true historical events in this book will leave you scratching your head… or remembering the good old days!
From the gift J. Edgar Hoover gave twenty-year-old Shirly Temple to secret government tests on human subjects to medical treatments that made patients glow, this book covers strange historical facts and events that’ll get you thinking!
This book is the perfect way to relax, unwind, and learn something new that’ll impress your friends, make family dinners uncomfortable, or help you in some eventual trivia situation. Whatever your reason for loving weird history, we’ve got your back.
If you’ve been looking for a great gift for that history lover in your life, look no further! The range of facts in this book mean that there’s something for everyone and trust me, you won’t be disappointed by the bizarre tales contained within! So hurry up and grab your copy now!
While they might sound too bizarre to be true, we assure you every account stems from true events. Whether you’re a fan of strange, odd, or mysterious stories, are a history buff, or read everything you can from both world wars, this book is a must read that’ll leave you perplexed and curious from start to finish.
From the unbelievable story of one man holding a military position and stopping an approaching army from taking the location to a miscalculation that lost a battle, there’s a story for everyone in this fascinating collection of tales.
As an added bonus, this book contains over 400 historical trivia questions to challenge your knowledge, impress your friends, and grow your understanding of this critical time in history.
Do you love head-scratchers, trivia, and strange history? Then this book is a must-read!
We’ve all heard wild stories that seem too impossible to be true—this book contains stories you’ve likely never heard of but need to read!
The world is often a strange place. Sometimes incredible tales fascinate and stick with us, but many interesting stories never become widely known. From what happened to Einstein’s brain to the strange trends in the 20’s and 30’s of trying to swallow something inedible—no, not a tide pod—these strange stories are sure to leave you wondering what the heck people are thinking.
This book makes a great gift for anyone who enjoys odd anecdotes, curious situations, and outlandish facts.
If you love the truly bizarre then this book is a must read! Don’t hesitate, scroll up and one-click buy your copy now, or gift this book to that friend who loves the unexpected. There are bound to be stories within that you’ve never heard or dreamed of!
This bathroom book isn’t a novelty—it’s a mind-satisfying read to keep you entertained in the loo.
The insane-but-true stories within aren’t for the faint of heart, but they’ll sure make going #2 a lot more satisfying! Whether you’re a Pop Culture enthusiast, a Science lover, a History buff, or are curious about a ton of other subjects, this book is perfect to fill those empty moments.
Stop taking your phone in the restroom; that’s icky. You’re an adult—take a book instead. Learn something new, impress your friends, and gain knowledge while on the john.
This book is sure to delight, entertain, and keep you wondering. You might even wind up staying longer than you need; who needs to feel their feet, anyway? Just relax, read, and expand your mind!
its ferocious warriors, highly advanced seafaring technology, and thirst for adventure.
The Viking Age! A brief footprint in the course of history that impacted generations hundreds
of years into the future. You will dive into the depths of Scandinavia to find out what made
the Vikings the most feared group of people in the European Middle Ages. Experts at warfare
and navigating the high seas, the Vikings were on a mission and would not let anyone stand
in their way!
Brutal conquerors they were, but the Vikings were no mere savages. The Vikings had a
unique culture and society that spread much influence through transcontinental trade and
exploration into unknown worlds.
Navigate the Vikings' journey from their first encounters with the inhabitants of the British
Isles to their discoveries of Greenland and North America. Along the way, meet some of the
most famous Vikings to ever walk the face of the Earth.
You will meet the infamous legend Ragnar Lothbrok whose very existence is shrouded in
mystery. Step into the shoes of the first European explorer to step foot onto the lands of North
America, Leif Erikson. Countless other warriors, kings, and explorers left their mark that
paved the path the world has taken to this very day.
Get your copy now! Relive their journeys through the eyes of a Viking and discover the
makings of this fascinating civilization!
The ancient masters of war and conquest became the most powerful force in the Near East thousands of years ago. One of the first empires in world history. The Assyrians rose to power through the strength of its sophisticated military. The creation of the professional soldier, advanced iron weapons technology, and siege warfare tactics made the Assyrians the strongest fighting force in the ancient world. Babylonians, Israelites, Egyptians, and many others fell in battle to the might of the powerful Assyrians.
It took more than the strongest military in the world to become the most dominant nation humanity had ever seen. The rise of Assyrian power was in large part due to the vision and ambition of several vicious warrior kings. Names like Tiglath-Pileser I, Sennacherib, Sargon II, and Ashurbanipal made the inhabitants of the region shudder in fear. The great Assyrian kings of the ancient world were worshipped by loyal subjects and feared by enemies. You will meet all the Assyrian kings who left an incredible mark behind and have been remembered for centuries.
Take a journey back in time to ancient Mesopotamia to find out how the Assyrian civilization grew from a wealthy city-state to the largest empire known to man in the ancient world. Cities such as Ashur, Nineveh, and Nimrud were some of the most spectacular to behold with ziggurats soaring to the heavens. The architectural, literary, and scientific contributions by this breathtaking civilization rival other famous groups from this time period in history.
Ever since the discovery of Ashurbanipal’s mystical library in the 19th century, scholars have been fascinated by ancient Mesopotamian culture.
Get your copy now! Find out what artifacts were unearthed and more to gain incredible insight into the rise and fall of this massive empire.
A tragic reminder of brutality or the vestiges of the aftermath?
Olive Oatman isn’t a household name, but a distinct feature on her face has made her infamous for the worst reasons. She is the girl with the blue tattoo.
The story behind the distinctive tattoo is the stuff of legends. Some believed it was placed on her face during her captivity, following the brutal murders of her family members and the kidnapping of her and her sister. Others believe it was placed on her after her return.
Rumors swelled. Her tattoo became a symbol of Native barbarianism and the triumph of American goodness, but like many stories of that era, the truth is far more complicated.
This short book details the murders, her captivity, the aftermath, and her baffling return to her captors. Unravel the mystery of the woman who would become famous for all the wrong reasons and discover what her life story says about cultural identity, the power of resiliency, and what happens when fact and fiction bend and twist to muddy the waters.
Read on to find out the truth!
Our Book Cover Makes No Sense!
Over the course of reading this book, you will learn why, and your image of the Vikings will soon change forever!
History books often portray the Vikings as ruthless souls who took no prisoners. However, that’s only a part of their story. This book goes beyond the dragon ships—beyond the beards and monstrous frames. It’s time to set the record straight—and have some fun en route!
Here you’ll discover:
- The world of the medieval Norse people
- Viking Age kingdoms in Ireland & Britain
- Viking expeditions to Russia, the Mediterranean & Beyond
- Viking exploration of the Americas
- The Vikings’ end and pop-cultural revival
- And so much more!
Did the Vikings only raid and pillage? What were their gods like? What did they do in times of peace and safety? How much do you really know about these fabled sailors and warriors?
It’s time to test that knowledge—and enhance it exponentially. No matter your stance on Vikings today, prepare for a truly wild ride . . .
Stories from World War II That’ll Make You Go “Whoa!”
Prepare for countless bombshells!
Following the Treaty of Versailles, the German people were suffering on every level. Under the command of a fiery ex-painter, the national socialists had gained control, and only two decades after the war meant to end all wars, Europe once again was primed and ready to explode.
All of this may sound familiar, but sadly the complexities of WWII are lost on most of us today. Having shaped the societies we live in, WWII is undoubtedly worth a closer look, so let’s explore. The subject, wildly volatile, will never feel like work…
So, what will it take to become a buff? Using our layman’s manual, the answer is: very little. With wieldy chapters specifically designed for facts on the go, this guide is guaranteed to get results, and all you need are a few spare minutes per day.
Don’t just scratch the surface here, for WWII is absolutely fascinating, through and through. You’ll have a “blast” and come to wow your friends and family, demonstrating newfound knowledge in no time!
A forced march into a strange land marks a monumental and tragic moment in our nation’s history.
The year is 1830. Native Americans of the American South and the Old Northwest live on the land they cultivated. Despite struggles and hardships, they’ve held onto what rightfully belongs to them. The land is a part of them. It is their lifeblood and their salvation. It is theirs’ until broken treaties and broken promises rip it from their clutches.
What happens next happens at the hands of the American government forever changed the landscape. Cruelty, degradation, sickness, and death followed. Pushed out of their homes, they are forced to start over in an unfamiliar territory with no resources.
Follow the heartbreaking story. Discover the truth about how and why this atrocity happened. Read the story of the aftermath of their expulsion from their land. See what happened on the impossible journey that cost them everything. Read the true story of the Trail of Tears.
The Renaissance, a time for change, renewal, rebirth. That’s what we were taught in school, but few of us really understand the complexities of the era. Generations of people don’t understand the bold moves that were made. The risks that were taken by ordinary people whom created exceptional art, music, movements and change like the world had not yet seen.
Today, those themes and ideas couldn’t resonate more. In a world that seems to be in a constant state of unrest, with emotions high, and nerves raw, there’s no better time than the present to reflect on the era that did it first and changed lives forevermore.
Learn what history books won’t teach you. Discover some of the most interesting and entertaining stories. Immerse yourself in a time when ordinary people, gifted artists, rich, poor, and everyone in between took risks, pushed the envelope, broke barriers, and dared to live life to its fullest, despite the many obstacles in their way.
Buy The Renaissance: Explore the Astonishing Rebirth of European History From Beginning to End and immerse yourself in history’s greatest era today!
— VICE AND VALOR —
— LIFE AND DEATH —
— DECEPTION AND THE TRUTH —
Impress your friends and loved ones with a treasure trove of knowledge!
In September of 1914, our world was forever changed, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand proving enough to spark conflict on a global scale unprecedented. What’s more, the stage was set for political and cultural upheavals that would continue for decades. Nations would ride to the sides of their allies and split the world in two en route, no side coming out unscathed.
The Great War, as it would come to be known, brought with it great advancements and new technologies. Meanwhile, trench warfare and weaponized gas altered the face of combat itself. These new inventions would make war more deadly than ever, contributing to more than forty million deaths worldwide.
Tragic though man’s losses were, the annals of history are replete with fascinating tales of courage—from soldiers who fought corruption to nurses who took a stand against malevolent occupation. By examining the intricacies of WWI, we can better appreciate the toll taken on the dozens of nations directly involved.
How much do YOU understand about this mighty melee?
In this historical trivia book designed for the layperson, you’ll get a front-line look at amazing stories of heroism and epic battles, along with over 150 expert questions to help you learn even more about the first-ever World War. Wieldy chapter sizes guarantee you, too, will be a buff. And finding time for such explosive stuff should be no challenge…
The truth is far more powerful than any form of fiction known. So, arm yourself with knowledge and assess the world anew!