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


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).  Read more...

 
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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.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781426212680
  • ISBN-10: 1426212682
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 480
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


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