Historical Tweets

The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 3 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849532327

About the book

I live life like a candle in the wind. Whatever that means. LOL #Mwah #Mwah MARILYN! 7:09PM July 18,1953

THEY TWEETED WHAAAATTT? History’s most famous personalities share their ridiculous, scandalous, and humorous thoughts.

From the ancient tweets of @Plato and @Cleopatra to modern updates from @Gandhi, @Hitler, and @Elvis, Historical Tweets has all the answers to history’s biggest questions: What happened to the dragons? What does “four score” mean? WWJT? For those who can handle only 140 characters’ worth of history at a time (and don’t mind breaking their history teachers’ hearts), this is the perfect book.

Reviews

'This top title is a laugh a second and guaranteed to spice up your travels with a little comedy. If you're a fan of Twitter and fancy something that'll make you titter, pick up a copy of Historical Tweets by Alan Beard & Alec McNayr. The comedy stylings of some of the finest brains in the Twitterverse' can be found within these pages.'

St Christopher's Live Your Life e-zine

“Snappy thoughts of famous people at key moments in the past, rather than the standard Twitter fare of trivia from web users’ humdrum lives.”

Telegraph.co.uk

“LOLworthy site imagining how historical figures would have come across if they’d been limited to 140 characters.”

The Metro

'This top title is a laugh a second and guaranteed to spice up your travels with a little comedy. If you're a fan of Twitter and fancy something that'll make you titter, pick up a copy of Historical Tweets by Alan Beard & Alec McNayr. The comedy stylings of some of the finest brains in the Twitterverse' can be found within these pages.'

St Christopher's Live Your Life e-zine