11 July 2006

". . . reflect the views of the publisher"

The Lowbrow Guide to World History by Michael Powell is a witty, potty history reverent to no one, including itself.

"Witty? Irreverent? Nontraditional? Even raunchy and sophomoric? Thankfully, yes! The Lowbrow Guide to World History reminds us how much we can learn when we remember not to take ourselves too seriously."

So sayeth the publishers' blurb, and the inside back cover adds
"Posing questions real people would ask...Powell gets to the bottom of legendary figures' motivations and methods and shows why we should still be interested in them today."

On the copyright page, facing the Contents page, is this disclaimer popular in some circles, such as the US Department of Defense:
"Publisher's note: The views expressed herein are the personal views of the author and are not intended to reflect the views of the publisher."

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