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Non Campus Mentis: World History According to College Students

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Those who forget the past are condemned to eat it, said Santayana.

(Didn't he?) Good thing he didn't teach today, when college students write that during the Dark Ages it was mostly dark and the Civil Rights movement turned around the corner with Martin Luther Junior's famous 'If I Had a Hammer' speech.

Culled by Professor Anders Henriksson from the history term papers and exams of students at over 30 colleges, Non Campus Mentismay be the funniest book of history since 1066 and All That. It is a collection of shocking mistakes and hysterical bloopers that, like a string of one-liners, are woven into a chronology with all the unexpected wit and juxtapositions of a brilliant comedy monologue. Non Campus Mentiscovers it all, including the dawn of religion: Judyism was the first monolithic religion. It had one big God named 'Yahoo.' The mother of Jesus was Mary, who was different from other women because of her immaculate contraption. Great historical figures: Machiavelli, who was often unemployed, wrote The Prince to get a job with Richard Nixon. The social order: Upper Class, Middle Class, Working Class and Lowest Poor Scum. And celebrated conflicts: This was known as the 'Blintz Krieg.' The French huddled up and threw sneers at the Germans. Hitler's attack on Russia was secretly called 'Operation Barbarella.'...Hitler, who had become depressed for some reason, crawled under Berlin. Here he had his wife Evita put to sleep, and then shot himself in the bonker.

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestseller is now in an inexpensive paperback edition for Graduation Day mayhem--with a new map and chapter on the Middle East. Ranked #2 among USA Today's top humor books and #3 on The Washington Post bestseller list, "this little gem from the ivory tower" (Publishers Weekly) has been praised as: "The créme de la créme of student vacantness" (Associated Press). "Glorious, equal-opportunity idiocy for every era" (Houston Chronicle). A harvest of the most creative bits of inane writing (Chicago Tribune). You'll laugh until you cry-shedding tears for the state of American education (Baltimore Sun). Who knew that history could be so funny and creatively spelled? (Columbia Dispatch).

Culled from actual history term papers and exams of students at over 30 colleges--including those of the Ivy League--Non Campus Mentis weaves shocking and hilarious bloopers, gaffs, and malapropisms into a chronology with the wit and juxtapositions of a brilliant comic monologue. There are the births of the great religions: Judyism was the first monolithic religion. It had one big God named 'Yahoo.' The mother of Jesus was Mary, who was different from other women because of her 'Immaculate Contraption.' The Dark Ages, when it was mostly dark. The American civil rights movement, which turned around the corner with Martin Luther Junior's famous 'If I Had a Hammer' speech. And statements that will leave you just scratching your head: Machiavelli, who was often unemployed, wrote The Prince to get a job with Richard Nixon.

Synopsis:

569 MANGLED MOMENTS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION FROM TODAY'S "BRIGHTEST" COLLEGE KIDS Those who forget the past are condemned to eat it, said Santayana. (Didn't he?) Good thing he didn't teach today, when college students write that "during the Dark Ages it was mostly dark" and "the Civil Rights movement turned around the corner with Martin Luther Junior's famous "If I Had a Hammer' speech."...Hitler, who had become depressed for some reason, crawled under Berlin. Here he had his wife Evita put to sleep, and then shot himself in the bonker."

Synopsis:

  • A fractured history of Western Civilization according to real college students

  • Delicious bloopers, goofs, malapropisms, and shocking mistakes about history, the subject that grinds our critical, seething minds to a halt

  • A perfect gift for fellow students, recent graduates, and parents who will howl, I paid $120,000 for this!

  • About the Author

    Anders Henriksson is a professor of history at Shepherd College in West Virginia. Author of Ignorance Is Blitz, he has been featured on The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and National Public Radio. He and his wife live in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

    Table of Contents

    1. The Historian's Task

    2 The Dawn of Time

    3 The Mists of Antiquity

    4 The Classical Age

    5 The Grandeur That Was Rome

    6 The Rise of Christianity and the Fall of Rome

    7 The Feudal World

    8 Church and State in Medieval Europe

    9 The Waning of the Middle Ages

    10 The Renaissance

    11 The Reformation

    12 The Age of Absolutism

    13 The Enlightenment

    14 The Age of Revolution

    15 The Industrial Revolution

    16 Political Conflict in the Nineteenth Century

    17 America from Crisis to Triumph

    18 The Birth of Modernism

    19 Imperialism and International Rivalries

    20 The Catastrophe of 1914

    21 The Russian Revolution

    22. The Inter-War Era

    23. World War II

    24. The Cold War

    25. A New World Order

    26 The End of History

    Postscript

    Quiz

    Maps

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780761122746
    Subtitle:
    World History According to College Students
    Compiled:
    Henriksson, Anders
    Compiled:
    Henriksson, Anders
    Author:
    Henriksson, Anders
    Author:
    Hendriksson, Anders
    Author:
    Henriksson, Anders
    Publisher:
    Workman Publishing Company
    Location:
    New York
    Subject:
    General
    Subject:
    Reference
    Subject:
    American wit and humor
    Subject:
    History
    Subject:
    World
    Subject:
    World - General
    Subject:
    General Humor
    Subject:
    History - World
    Edition Description:
    Hardback
    Series Volume:
    vol. 1
    Publication Date:
    20010901
    Binding:
    Hardback
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    5 x 7
    Pages:
    160
    Dimensions:
    7.26x5.10x.62 in. .52 lbs.

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    Product details 160 pages Workman Publishing - English 9780761122746 Reviews:
    "Synopsis" by , The New York Times bestseller is now in an inexpensive paperback edition for Graduation Day mayhem--with a new map and chapter on the Middle East. Ranked #2 among USA Today's top humor books and #3 on The Washington Post bestseller list, "this little gem from the ivory tower" (Publishers Weekly) has been praised as: "The créme de la créme of student vacantness" (Associated Press). "Glorious, equal-opportunity idiocy for every era" (Houston Chronicle). A harvest of the most creative bits of inane writing (Chicago Tribune). You'll laugh until you cry-shedding tears for the state of American education (Baltimore Sun). Who knew that history could be so funny and creatively spelled? (Columbia Dispatch).

    Culled from actual history term papers and exams of students at over 30 colleges--including those of the Ivy League--Non Campus Mentis weaves shocking and hilarious bloopers, gaffs, and malapropisms into a chronology with the wit and juxtapositions of a brilliant comic monologue. There are the births of the great religions: Judyism was the first monolithic religion. It had one big God named 'Yahoo.' The mother of Jesus was Mary, who was different from other women because of her 'Immaculate Contraption.' The Dark Ages, when it was mostly dark. The American civil rights movement, which turned around the corner with Martin Luther Junior's famous 'If I Had a Hammer' speech. And statements that will leave you just scratching your head: Machiavelli, who was often unemployed, wrote The Prince to get a job with Richard Nixon.

    "Synopsis" by , 569 MANGLED MOMENTS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION FROM TODAY'S "BRIGHTEST" COLLEGE KIDS Those who forget the past are condemned to eat it, said Santayana. (Didn't he?) Good thing he didn't teach today, when college students write that "during the Dark Ages it was mostly dark" and "the Civil Rights movement turned around the corner with Martin Luther Junior's famous "If I Had a Hammer' speech."...Hitler, who had become depressed for some reason, crawled under Berlin. Here he had his wife Evita put to sleep, and then shot himself in the bonker."
    "Synopsis" by ,
  • A fractured history of Western Civilization according to real college students

  • Delicious bloopers, goofs, malapropisms, and shocking mistakes about history, the subject that grinds our critical, seething minds to a halt

  • A perfect gift for fellow students, recent graduates, and parents who will howl, I paid $120,000 for this!

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