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author essay: Casanova's Torture Party

An Underground Education: an excerpt

author interview

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  Richard Zacks isn't interested in the history as taught by high school teachers and doesn't believe that knowledge has to be serious. He is fascinated by the odd, eccentric, and bizarre details that aren't found in today's curriculum. An Underground Education, which can only be described as addictive, is perfect fodder for cocktail parties and food for thought.

An excerpt from the book offers anectodes that will have you emailing your friends and an interview with the author informs where one goes to find the real truth about the past. Be sure not to miss Zacks' essay on what happened when Casanova rented a room overlooking a public execution to have a party and one of his guests got a little carried away.

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