It all Started with Columbus An Improbable Account of American History

By: Armour, Richard

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Book Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Henry Ford once said "history is bunk." Here is the book that proves he was right. This is a shameless compendium of deftly distorted facts, written for all those people who, having read a single volume of history in school, swore they would never read another. This half-remembered half-cocked history teems with memorable personages such as Bigamy Young, Wild Bill Hiccup, and talks about such things as the notorious Alien and Seduction Act. Such forgotten men as Fillmore, Polk, and Unbuttoned Gwinnett stagger out of the dusty archives of history, yawning and blinking. This Magnum Opus ends with F. D. R. (That Man in the White House) , Harry Truman, Poll Takers, and other Oddities. To make history truly hysterical, there are seventy-two line drawings for those who choose not to read. The binding is red and white stripes with a blue spine. The corners and spine ends show light wear. The jacket is red with white letttering with wear at the corners and small tears, missing the paper, at the spine ends. The jacket is in protective mylar. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7 3/4 tall; 115 pages

Title: It all Started with Columbus An Improbable Account of American History

Author: Armour, Richard

Illustrator: Illustrated by Campbell Grant

Categories: history,

Publisher: New York, McGraw Hill: 1954

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 004598

Keywords: It All Started With Columbus History Humor Funny SILLY Drawings Twisted Unlikely EVENTS,