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Bad Days in History free pdf From Caligula's blood-soaked end to hotelier Steve Wynn's unfortunate run-in with a priceless Picasso, Bad Days in History delves into the past to present 365 delightfully told tales of historically bad days. Michael Farquhar's cleverly written entries draw from the full sweep of history to take readers through a complete year of misery, including tales of lost fortunes (like the would-be Apple investor who pulled out in 1977 and missed out on a $30 billion- dollar windfall), romance gone wrong (like the 16th-century Shah who experimented with an early form of Viagra with empire-changing results), and truly bizarre moments (like the Great Molasses Flood of 1919). Catchy headlines draw readers into each entry and 100 photographs and illustrations illuminate particularly memorable bad days including the hopeful debut ads for the Ford Edsel, the special one-finger salute Korean POW's designated for their unwitting captors, and the campaign photo that literally tanked Michael Dukakis's presidential campaign. Bad Days in History delivers true tales of these days and many more in a fascinating volume that is perfect for history lovers, trivia buffs, and anyone who thinks they might be having a historically bad day. Trust us, it gets worse.

About Michael Farquhar

Michael Farquhar is a writer and editor at the Washington Post specialising in history. He is the author of the bestsellers A Treasury of Royal Scandals, A Treasury of Great American Scandals, and A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans. He appeared as a commentator in the History Channel's Russia, Land of the Tsars and The French Revolution.

Details Book

Author : Michael Farquhar
Publisher : National Geographic Society
Data Published : 15 May 2015
ISBN : 1426212682
EAN : 9781426212680
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 464 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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