From the first human to the first blogger, Pints of History reveals history’s surprises, its misunderstood truths, and its puzzling twists and turns. Through articles, books, and booklets, we explore the past for its own sake and connect it to current news and entertainment – making history relevant and fun.
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~ David W. Tollen, author
These six histories shape our world, yet they’re seldom told. This unique booklet recounts six pivotal events – ancient, medieval, and modern – in brief and simple language, accompanied by detailed maps and beautiful original illustrations.
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Six Milestones: illustrated booklet on history (no-cost download)
I'm pleased to announce something unusual and fun. I've written a short booklet on history, and you can get a copy right here -- for free. The booklet includes original...
Young George Washington made Marie Antoinette a queen
In the spring of 1754, Lieutenant Colonel George Washington of the Virginia militia led a company of men into disputed territory. He was twenty-two, and the governor of...
Even history’s most notable authors sometimes wrote badly
William Caxton translated and produced the first book printed in English (Recuyell [Collection] of the Historyes of Troye), in 1473 or 1474. He also set up England's first...
David’s novels are for young adults, middle readers, and adults. They use fantasy to teach, so they’re great for teachers, students, and parents. David is also working on an unusual nonfiction history, called Origin Stories …
David speaks about history, including appearances at conferences and schools. Interested in booking David to speak at your next event?