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A New Century Dawns! McKinley Ushers in Bold New "Coal Age"
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Boasts: "No Man Can Stop Me"
AWESOME! Nation Wowed by Tremendous Hindenburg Explosion
Martin Luther King: "I Had a Really Weird Dream Last Night"
Clinton Denies Lewinsky Allegations: "We Did Not Have Sex, We Made Love," He Says
And those are just the headlines; the stories themselves are all masterpieces of the journalist's trade. Of course, readers with delicate sensibilities may find some of these accounts a bit too risqué, and perhaps even tasteless. (Among the potential offenders: Rosa Parks's decision to "screw this bus shit" and take a cab.) But if you're looking for an antidote to all the 20th-century hoopla promulgated by stuffed shirts like Peter Jennings and Harold Evans--not to mention the best history book since 1066 and All That--then Our Dumb Century is the one for you. --Ron Hogan --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
If you're a fan of the Onion's brand of satirical humor you'll have a great time going through this surprisingly content-rich book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Occasional Amazon-er
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This book is awesome and a little racist/sexist. What do you expect from news satire?Published 7 months ago by Whatyouthink
Text is geared for stronger eyes or a magnifying glass. Easily tires an older reader... (Seller did great, though.)Published 9 months ago by Mr. Hubert O. Knauff Jr.
Absolutely hilarious book. My husband picked it up to just browse (bought for our teenage daughter) and he could not stop laughing at the sarcasm. Great size and thickness.Published 10 months ago by Erin Pope