Of the 113 billion people who have lived on Earth, an elite few stand out as particularly heroic or especially awful—those who have had a lasting impact on humankind. Perhaps it was for creating a vaccine that saved civilizations, or conversely, causing a genocide that destroyed generations. Perhaps it was was for inventing denim jeans (hero) or writing the song “We Built This City” (most definitely a jerk).This book examines the best and worst over time, those who have most influenced the world as we know it. From two million B.C. to 2019 – readers will laugh, learn, and time-hop their way through human history. Each hero and jerk is explained in quick, easily digestible Top 10 Lists. From world leaders to Hollywood actors to even a ten-year-old student, each entry is infused with humor, heart, and a modern approach to learning history. So sit back and enjoy the definitive ranking of human existence—Heroes and Jerks.
When I first found out about this book I knew right away it would be my kind of thing, obviously. Top ten lists that go from very early ancient history to modern times listing the heroes and jerks of that time? YES PLEASE! Also, it had small illustrations that were pretty cool to look at so yes you can say that I was definitely hooked.
About the author:Ed Daly has worked as a pizza chef, a dishwasher, a busboy who got caught eating scraps off someone’s plate, an international shipping company analyst, a Wall Street bond salesman, Mr. Mom, and a published author. He is the world’s foremost expert on cereal and the movie Teen Wolf. Ed lives in New Jersey with his wife and two sons.