Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year

Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year

by Michael Farquhar

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Overview

National Geographic author Michael Farquhar uncover an instance of bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem tied to every day of the year. From Caligula's blood-soaked end to hotelier Steve Wynn's unfortunate run-in with a priceless Picasso, these 365 tales of misery include 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).

Think you’re having a bad day? Trust us, it gets worse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426212802
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 216,040
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Michael Farquhar, a former writer and editor at The Washington Post, is the bestselling author of numerous books, including the critically acclaimed Behind the Palace Doors and Secret Lives of the Tsars, as well as the popular Penguin "Treasury" series: A Treasury of Royal ScandalsA Treasury of Great American Scandals, A Treasury of Deception, and A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten  Americans. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EXCEPTIONALLY FUN! These Bad Days in History--culled from all periods of time and across the world--will put your bad day to shame...and leave you laughing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sept 6 2007 got ya
Anonymous More than 1 year ago