A Book!

The Practical Historian blog is now a book! Launching Sheep & Other Stories from the Intersection of History and Nonsense is a collection of 86 favorite posts from the first five years of the blog. It covers such wide ranging topics as the old-timey treatment for the old-timey condition of lumbago, the absurdly expensive and probably quite dangerous children’s atomic energy lab kit, and the excessive cleavage and large number of pointy ears found at today’s Renaissance Fairs. Like the blog, the book is part history, part memoir, and all nonsense.

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Available today from Amazon and anyone else who sells books. I think there are still a few others.

“Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time to read this book.” -Some guy who looks a little like Abraham Lincoln

“This is by far the best book I’ve ever read. Buy it now.” – The author’s mother

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop until you get to the end of this book.” -Something the author read in a fortune cookie

But you don’t have to take their word for it:

Humor and History is a Perfect Combination, a book recommendation from Author Pat Wahler

Or you can check out this insightful Interview with Sarah Angleton, the Practical Historian by Erma Bombeck Humor Award Winner Donna Volkenannt

And, anticipated this fall:

Smoke Rose to Heaven, a historical novel by Sarah Angleton, from High Hill Press