Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year (Paperback)

Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year By Michael Farquhar Cover Image
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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.

Praise For…


"The facts of this passing parade of perfidious knaves, nasty poltroons, incompetent liars and just some unlucky folk who slipped on bygone banana peels make for leisurely reading—and it's surely a story to be continued." --Kirkus Reviews

"A catalog of historical anecdotes in which the historical agents experienced very bad days indeed."
--Library Journal 


Product Details
ISBN: 9781426218071
ISBN-10: 1426218079
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: April 18th, 2017
Pages: 480
Language: English