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The Pessimist's Guide to History: An Irresistible Compendium Of Catastrophes, Barbarities, Massacres And Mayhem From The Big Bang To The New Millennium Paperback – June 20, 2000

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"A tongue-in-cheek romp through the bleak house of history most textbooks ignore." -- Kenneth C. Davis, author of "Don't Know Much about History""Just for fun, an antidote to humanity's nobler history...entertaining and informative."--"New York Daily News

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Stuart Flexner and Doris Flexner are popular reference historians. Doris Flexner, who did all the updates on this book, is also the author of The Optimist's Guide to History. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

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  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks; Updated edition (June 20, 2000)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 448 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 006095745X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0060957452
  • Item Weight : 1.07 pounds
  • Dimensions : 5.31 x 1.01 x 8 inches
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