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Bad Days in History : A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the
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National Geographic and 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.
Number of Pages: 479
Genre: History, Humor, Reference
Sub-Genre: History, Disasters
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Michael Farquhar
Street Date: April 18, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-8946
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