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A Brief History of Vice - How Bad Behavior Built Civilization

Robert Evans

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"Mixing science, humor, and grossly irresponsible self-experimentation, Evans paints a vivid picture of how bad habits built the world we know and love." -David Wong, author of John Dies at the End History has never been more fun-or more intoxicating. Guns, germs, and steel might have transformed us from hunter-gatherers into modern man, but booze, sex, trash talk, and tripping built our civilization. Cracked editor Robert Evans brings his signature dogged research and lively insight to uncover the many and magnificent ways vice has influenced history, from the prostitute-turned-empress who scored a major victory for women's rights to the beer that helped create-and destroy-South America's first empire. And Evans goes deeper than simply writing about ancient debauchery; he recreates some of history's most enjoyable (and most painful) vices and includes guides so you can follow along at home. You'll learn how to: • Trip like a Greek philosopher. • Rave like your Stone Age ancestors. • Get drunk like a Sumerian. • Smoke a nose pipe like a pre-Columbian Native American. A celebration of the brave, drunken pioneers who built our civilization one seemingly bad decision at a time, A Brief History of Vice explores a side of the past that mainstream history books prefer to hide. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tristan Morris

Length:

7h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:03


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:17


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:15


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:06


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:20


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:00


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:31


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:43


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:30


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:25


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:22


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:02


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:44


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:03


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:20


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:02


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:57


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:58


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:34


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:25


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:38


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:20


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

00:33