Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions Throughout the Ages

by Leland Gregory | History | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0740760548 Global Overview for this book
Registered by LastCavalier of Springfield, Virginia USA on 8/21/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by LastCavalier from Springfield, Virginia USA on Friday, August 21, 2009
I picked up this copy from a family friend who recommended this book as a good read.

Journal Entry 2 by LastCavalier from Springfield, Virginia USA on Friday, August 21, 2009
Here is the book description from the publisher:

If it would shock you to learn that Benjamin Franklin didn't discover electricity, you'll appreciate this take on hundreds of historical legends and debacles. Historians and humorists alike may be surprised to learn that:

Samuel Prescott made the famous horseback ride into Concord, not Paul Revere. As a member of Parliament, Isaac Newton spoke only once. He asked for an open window. On April 24, 1898, Spain declared war on the U.S., thus starting the Spanish-American War. The U.S. declared war the very next day, but not wanting to be outdone, had the date on the declaration changed from April 25 to April 21.With these and many other stories, leading humorist Leland Gregory once again highlights both the strange and the funny side of humankind.

Journal Entry 3 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, January 24, 2010
Picked this up at yesterday's meetup at the Old Post Office in Washington, DC. Looks like a fun, quick read.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Tuesday, March 16, 2010
This collection of random facts (some more random than factual) is decently entertaining when taken in small doses. Read for too long of a stretch, however, and the horrible puns really start to get to you.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, April 09, 2010
Bringing this to the BC in DC meet at Union Station, Washington, DC, tomorrow. I hope it finds a new reader.

Journal Entry 6 by wingfurballwing from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Picked up at the BCinDC meeting on Saturday the 10th at Union Station. Sounds like it is going to be entertaining.

Journal Entry 7 by wingfurballwing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA on Thursday, April 14, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (4/15/2011 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA

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To be released at the Bookcrossing convention at the Sheraton Crystal City in Arlington, VA.

Journal Entry 8 by amcamp1644 at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA on Monday, April 25, 2011
Picked it up at the DC Convention. :)

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