Horrible Histories Special: USA

The complete horrible history of the world’s greatest power – with the nasty bits left in! From cruel Columbus and the first savage settlers to the wicked Wild West and beyond! Want to know which president was so scared of electric switches, he slept with his light on? Why cowboys declared war on sheep? Or how to have a civil battle? Read on to find out! Get all the ghastly details on the grim Pilgrim Fathers, find out the truth abut Bill the Kid and Calamity Jane, and see if you could survive on the wild American Plains!

  • A wacky take on American history from a classic series
  • Heaps of jokes, cartoons, quizzes and funny facts
  • Written in Terry Deary’s brilliantly witty style
  • Over 25 million Horrible Histories books sold

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    Terry Deary

    Terry is a former actor, theatre-director and Drama teacher and currently lives in County Durham. He has written over 150 books in the UK, including 44 Horrible Histories titles, and was voted the fifth most popular living children’s author in a 2005 Guardian survey.


    Terry Deary won the 2001 Blue Peter Prize for Rotten Romans.

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    Martin Brown

    Martin Brown was born in Australia but currently lives in Dorset. In 1993, he illustrated the first of the HORRIBLE HISTORIES, and has now contributed to more than 60 titles in the series.


    Blue Peter, Best Factual Book 2002 for Terrible Tudors

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