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The Resource Bad days in history : a gleefully grim chronicle of misfortune, mayhem, and misery for every day of the year, Michael Farquhar ; illustrations by Giulia Ghigini

Bad days in history : a gleefully grim chronicle of misfortune, mayhem, and misery for every day of the year, Michael Farquhar ; illustrations by Giulia Ghigini

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Bad days in history : a gleefully grim chronicle of misfortune, mayhem, and misery for every day of the year
Title
Bad days in history
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a gleefully grim chronicle of misfortune, mayhem, and misery for every day of the year
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Michael Farquhar ; illustrations by Giulia Ghigini
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eng
Summary
Bestselling author of "A Treasury of Royal Scandals", Michael Farquhar uncovers an instance of bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem tied to every day of the year in this engrossing compendium of history's worst moments. 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"--
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contains biographical information
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DLC
Dewey number
909
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D10
LC item number
.F33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Bad days in history : a gleefully grim chronicle of misfortune, mayhem, and misery for every day of the year, Michael Farquhar ; illustrations by Giulia Ghigini
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 470-472) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20389378
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
479 pages
Isbn
9781426212680
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014040554
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)ocn885224521
Label
Bad days in history : a gleefully grim chronicle of misfortune, mayhem, and misery for every day of the year, Michael Farquhar ; illustrations by Giulia Ghigini
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 470-472) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20389378
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
479 pages
Isbn
9781426212680
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014040554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn885224521

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