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About the Author
Ben Thompson is the author of a dozen books on various awesome historical subjects including the Guts & Glory series, and has appeared on television programs for the History Channel, Discovery, and the American Heroes Channel. He has written for Cracked, Fangoria, Soldier of Fortune, and The American Mustache Institute, currently owns four swords (if you count a letter opener shaped like Glamdring the Foe-Hammer), and can occasionally beat the Star Wars Trilogy arcade game with a single quarter.
Erik Slader is the creator of "Epik Fails of History" a blog (and podcast) about the most epic fails... of history. With Ben Thompson, Erik is the coauthor of the Epic Fails book series, including The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History and Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff.
"[A] tribute to the spirit of invention." -- Booklist
"A fact-filled title sure to boost the confidence of aspiring inventors. . . VERDICT An informative and humorous addition to middle school STEM biography collections." -- School Library Journal
"Information-book fans and skeptics alike will want to get in on the ground floor of this promising new series." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)