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By Robert Evans
"Mixing technology, humor, and grossly irresponsible self-experimentation, Evans paints a brilliant photo of ways undesirable conduct equipped the area we all know and love."
—David Wong, writer of John Dies on the End
History hasn't ever been extra fun—or extra intoxicating.
weapons, germs, and metal may need reworked us from hunter-gatherers into glossy guy, yet booze, intercourse, trash speak, and tripping equipped our civilization. Cracked editor Robert Evans brings his signature dogged examine and vigorous perception to discover the numerous and sumptuous methods vice has inspired background, from the prostitute-turned-empress who scored an immense victory for women’s rights to the beer that helped create—and destroy—South America's first empire. And Evans is going deeper than just writing approximately old debauchery; he recreates a few of history's most delightful (and so much painful) vices and contains courses so that you can stick with alongside at domestic. You’ll learn the way to:
• Trip like a Greek philosopher.
• Rave like your Stone Age ancestors.
• Get under the influence of alcohol like a Sumerian.
• Smoke a nostril pipe like a pre–Columbian local American.
A occasion of the courageous, drunken pioneers who equipped our civilization one probably undesirable determination at a time, A short background of Vice explores a facet of the prior that mainstream background books wish to disguise.
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A (Brief) History of Vice - How Bad Behavior Built Civilization by Robert Evans