Bad days in history [electronic resource] : A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year. Michael Farquhar.
- ISBN: 9781426212802 (electronic bk)
- Date Published: 2015.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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. From the Hardcover edition.
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : National Geographic, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 12519 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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