It's no secret that people throughout history have had very strange customs. Readers will be utterly engrossed as they learn all about the most heinous of these customs and are brought face-to-face with the gruesome side of history. Through riveting text detailing such fascinating topics as gladiators fighting to the death for the sake of entertainment, people stealing bodies from the grave, the gory details behind mummification, and dueling to the death, readers will be mesmerized by the most bizarre facts about human nature. Guaranteed to interest even the most reluctant reader, this series is packed with interesting, easy-to-read information, fun fact boxes, full-color photographs, and engaging illustrations that bring the past to vivid life. High-interest subject matter appeals to reluctant readers. Fun fact boxes offer captivating additional information Engaging illustrations add appeal.