Today is my stop on the blog tour for A Short History of the World in 50 Lies by Natasha Tidd, and I am excited to be sharing my review with you all.
A massive thank you to @Lovebookstours and @OMaraBooks for allowing me to be a part of the tour.
Title: A Short History of the World in 50 Lies
Author: Natasha Tidd
Publisher: Michael O’Mara Books
Release Date: 16th February 2023
Genre: Non-Fiction History
Page Count: 288
Buy It Here (affiliate links): Amazon UK
On this global journey through human history, you’ll discover that the truth really is stranger – and far more dangerous – than any fiction. In the newest installment of our A Short History of the World in 50… series, Natasha Tidd examines how lies can change the world around us, from Julius Caesar’s deceptive PR machine to the cover-ups that caused Chernobyl. Spanning forgeries that created centuries worth of conflict and domination, such as The Donation of Constantine, the Protocols of Zion and the mysterious Testament of Peter the Great, to mass political and press cover-ups including Britain’s Boer War concentration camps, a Pulitzer Prize-winning whitewash of the Ukraine Famine and the infamous Dreyfus Affair in France. Meet incredible people, including Jeanne de Clisson who became the fourteenth century’s most feared pirate – all because of a lie – and discover how historic fibs and dubious retellings continue to impact our lives today.
I’ve always loved learning/reading about history, it’s a subject that truly fascinates me, and this book was unlike any other history book I’ve ever read. It was super interesting, and I learnt a lot from it because a lot of the subjects in the book are parts of history that we don’t get taught, and some of which were truly unbelievable. I can not believe how so many major events in history have been caused through lies, and it’s crazy what some people will do to get what they want. This book also shows just how severe and dangerous the consequences of lying can be, not only for the person telling the lie but also for everyone around them.
I give A Short History of the World in 50 Lies a 5 star rating!
*Thank you to Love Books Tours and Michael O’Mara Books for my copy of the book, in exchange for an honest review*
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