More of History's Worst: 2000 Years of Idiocy from Nero to Trump

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Robert D Reed Publ, 6 may 2020 - 224 páginas
Idiocy is the best form of comedy, and there is an inexhaustible supply. MORE OF HISTORY'S WORST: 2000 Years of Idiocy from Nero to Trump celebrates the mad, bad, and just plain mediocre. Generals are more dangerous to their own side, monarchs too looney to be let out of the palace, and politicians who make you weep for democracy. There have been plenty of "best ofs," but MORE OF HISTORY'S WORST deals with the biggest butchers and buffoons from the ancient world to the bloodstained twentieth century-from the king who thought he was made of glass to the exploding dog regiment. Funny and provocative, this is the stuff you never learned in class. Not so funny to many, the fact that the United States is now pitied in some other countries because of Trump rather than admired, his character (or lack of character) is exemplified in the many quotes President Trump has said. Reviews"Adam Powell once again rewrites history with this inspired comic collection of frauds and fanatics." Brian Huggett, editor of People of Few Words Anthology"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is well researched and provides a good deal of interesting information. The irreverent and witty style make it a very easy read." Andy Potts"In History's Worst, Adam Powell entertainingly proves the great man's theory, offering a laugh-out-loud catalogue of morons, madmen and mountebanks who are a testament to man's infinite capacity for screwing up. From a refreshing take on the usual suspects, such as Adolf Hitler and Genghis Khan, to a wry look at less celebrated nut jobs (such as the bonkers leader of Turkmenistan who declared a national 'melon day') this book is both amusing and educational, stimulating the reader to look further into historical events, beyond the loonies who so often drove them. This is very funny and readable book, highly recommended for anyone with an interest in history, madness or just having a good laugh." Simon J. Wright THE TABLE OF CONTENTS: PART ONE: Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to KnowUneasy Heads: History's Maddest MonarchsCruel Rule: History's Nastiest RoyalsPower Corrupts: History's Most Insane Modern DictatorsOld School: Sociopaths of the Ancient WorldPART TWO: Incompetence beyond the Call of DutyExecutive Stress: History's Worst PresidentsAnd so... 2016 came along and everything changed: President Donald TrumpSecond Choice: History's Worst Vice PresidentsDivine Wrongs: History's Worst KingsThe Greasy Pole: History's Worst Prime MinistersTiny Platoons: History's Dumbest Political PartiesIdiots in Chief: History's Worst GeneralsBattle Fatigue: History's Worst Military MistakesPART THREE: The Things People SayWithering Heights: History's Nastiest InsultsFoot in Mouth: History's Worst Political BloopersDay Quayle Deserves His Own SectionTrumpisms: the Wisdom of Donald TrumpInfamous Last Words: History's Funniest Parting ShotsPART FOUR: Myths and Miscellaneous: Everyday IdiocyWhat a Way to Go: History's Silliest DeathsHe's Called What? History's Most Ridiculous NamesStill Doing the Rounds: History's Greatest MythsPointless Pursuits: History's Worst SportsLet Nature Take Its Course: History's Worst Medicines

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