More Bad Days in History

Tales of unfortunate events and mishaps featuring significant historical figures.

More Bad Days in History

In the sequel to his sleeper hit Bad Days in History, acclaimed journalist Michael Farquhar brings us another 365 wickedly entertaining days of historical bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem. History is filled with struggle and triumph, determination and discovery, courage and revolution--and let's face it, some really bad days. Featuring tales of bad romance, failed business deals, presidential missteps, royal sabotage, tragic loss, and missed opportunities, this illuminating narrative tells the unfortunate--but often comical--tales of days gone horribly wrong from ancient history to the modern day. With a red-letter event for every day of the year--from January 2, 1492, when the sultan of Granada was relieved of his kingdom by Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, to February 18, 1900, when heroin was first prescribed by doctors to cure the common cough--you'll find yourself amused, intrigued, and sometimes horrified by day after day of hilarious misfortune. Think you're having a bad day? Think again.

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More Bad Days in History
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Michael Farquhar
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-03 - Publisher: National Geographic

In the sequel to his sleeper hit Bad Days in History, acclaimed journalist Michael Farquhar brings us another 365 wickedly entertaining days of historical bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem. History is filled with struggle and triumph, determination and discovery, courage and revolution--and let's face it, some really bad
Bad Days in History
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Michael Farquhar
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-18 - Publisher:

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
More Bad Days in History
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Michael Farquhar
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-08 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

In the sequel to his sleeper hit Bad Days in History, acclaimed journalist Michael Farquhar brings us another 365 wickedly entertaining days of historical bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem. History is filled with struggle and triumph, determination and discovery, courage and revolution--and let's face it, some really bad
Bad Days in History
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Michael Farquhar
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-21 - Publisher: National Geographic Books

National Geographic author Michael Farquhar uncovers 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
On This Day in History Sh!t Went Down
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: James Fell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-17 - Publisher: BFW Publishing

Sh!t happens. Every day. Mae West was sent to jail for “corrupting the morals of youth” with her first Broadway play. When participation in the Hitler Youth became mandatory in Germany, groups of teen “pirates” rebelled. Muhammad Ali refused to “drop bombs and bullets on brown people” in Vietnam. A