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Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year Paperback – April 18, 2017

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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

Farquhar has proven with other books such as "A Treasury of Royal Scandals" and "Behind the Palace Doors" that he can deliver fun compilations of historical tidbits. "Bad Days in History" solidifies his reputation.
--Roanoke Times

About the Author

Michael Farquhar, a former writer and editor at The Washington Post, is the bestselling author of numerous books, including the critically acclaimed Behind the Palace Doors and Secret Lives of the Tsars, as well as the popular Penguin "Treasury" series: A Treasury of Royal ScandalsA Treasury of Great American Scandals, A Treasury of Deception, and A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten  Americans. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ National Geographic; Reprint edition (April 18, 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 480 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1426218079
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1426218071
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9.51 x 1.24 x 8.28 inches
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