New PDF release: Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of

By Michael Farquhar

ISBN-10: 1426212682

ISBN-13: 9781426212680

ISBN-10: 1426218079

ISBN-13: 9781426218071

nationwide Geographic and writer Michael Farquhar discover an example of undesirable good fortune, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem tied to each day of the 12 months. From Caligula's blood-soaked finish to hotelier Steve Wynn's unlucky run-in with a necessary Picasso, those 365 stories of distress contain misplaced fortunes (like the would-be Apple investor who pulled out in 1977 and neglected out on a $30 billion-dollar windfall), romance long past flawed (like the 16th-century Shah who experimented with an early type of Viagra with empire-changing results), and actually weird and wonderful moments (like the nice Molasses Flood of 1919). imagine you are having a nasty day? belief us, it will get worse.

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