The Dangerous Book for Boys is written with the verve and passion that readers of Conn Iggulden's number-one best selling novels have come to expect. This book, his first non-fiction work, has been written with his brother as a celebration of the long summers of their youth and as a compendium of information so vital to men of all ages.
Chapters in The Dangerous Book for Boys include "The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World", "Famous Battles", "Extraordinary Stories", "A Brief History of Artillery", "Sampling Shakespeare", "Patron Saints of Britain", "Five Poems Every Boy Should Know", "The British Empire", "Questions About the World", "Latin Phrases Every Boy Should Know", and "The Origin of Words".
These selections from The Dangerous Book for Boys were chosen for easy, enjoyable listening independent of the book.
"Full of tips on how to annoy your parents." ( Evening Standard)
"An old-fashioned compendium of information on items such as making catapults and knot-tying...the end of the PlayStation may have been signalled." ( The Times)
"Tree climbing apart, this is little more than a collection of stories about famous battles and brave men, a few heroic poems and random information on the wonders of the world, how to find the pole star and the origins of words such as 'hooligans'." ( The Guardian)