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History's Weirdest Deaths

Published by Portable Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Tales of weird deaths that will make you shake your head and reconsider the next “I dare you.” 

Death comes in many forms—sometimes peaceful, sometimes tragic, sometimes dramatic . . . and at other times, just plain weird. In History’s Weirdest Deaths, you’ll read the true stories of more than a hundred people who met their end in a bizarre fashion. Each cautionary tale is unique. Meet the victims of stunts that went horribly wrong, ordinary people who made boneheaded blunders, and famous figures who realized too late that celebrity isn’t a cure for stupidity. 

James Proud spent several years as a writer and researcher for Ripley's Believe It or Not. He specializes in writing about the weird and wonderful, and lives in north-west Essex.