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

ISBN9781426218071
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedApril 18, 2017
Pages480
AuthorMichael Farquhar
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth1.3 in.

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

Michael Farquhar

PAPERBACK

April 18, 2017

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.

Buy Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year by Michael Farquhar online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

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

Michael Farquhar

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ISBN9781426218071
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedApril 18, 2017
Pages480
AuthorMichael Farquhar
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth1.3 in.

Synopsis

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.

Buy Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year by Michael Farquhar online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

"Mr. Farquhar's latest, "Bad Days in History," may offer consolation to the great mass of quotidian belly-achers....whose piddling misfortunes and regrets will snap neatly into perspective when set against the record of idiocy and disaster he has assembled."

– Wall Street Journal

An upbeat catalog of defeats, faux pas and falls from grace that contributed to some very crummy moments.

– The Washington Post

Bad Days in History is a wonderful morbid and entertaining collection.

– Portland Book Review