"I cannot live without books." -- Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Book of the Day

Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel
by Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett

The robot of the 19th century was strange enough everywhere. Our great rough riding President Teddy had him as a partner of sorts, and the old tin machine actually had a battle with Jack Johnson, who at the time was the boxing king.

Lawrence of Arabia also used the first proto-type of what we now know as a robot. It's a fascinating history, which few knew about. History at its best. And not a word of it is true!

Nevertheless it is fully documented with vintage photographs, drawings, maps, and important (I guess) documents. For those who don’t trust history, here’s the ultimate history book! - Tosh

click here to purchase Boilerplate

1 comment:

Anina B said...

I beg to differ about just one thing: All the history is true, except the parts about the robot and its inventor. Thanks for spotlighting our book!
--Anina Bennett