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Bad Days in History

A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year

April 18, 2017 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781426218071
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Description

National Geographic author Michael Farquhar uncovers 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.

About this 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.

ISBN: 9781426218071
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 480
Publisher: National Geographic
Published: 2017-04-18

$19.99

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