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Non Campus Mentis: World History According to College Students

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Mangled Moments of Western Civilization from term papers and blue book exams.

From college students' own authentic and inimitable voices comes a collection of bloopers, malapropisms, revisionist hypotheses, and creative interpretations of history, the subject that grinds our critical, seething minds to a halt.

DID YOU KNOW:

Cesar was assassinated on the Yikes of March when he is reported to have said, Me too, Brutus!

Stalin, Rosevelt, Churchill, and Truman were known as the Big Three

Rasputin was a pheasant by birth

Judyism had one big God named Yahoo

Westward expansion ended at Custard's Last Stand

Marie Curie won the Noel Prize for inventing the radiator

The Civil Rights movement turned around the corner with Martin Luther Junior's famous If I Had a Hammer speech.

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:

Mangled Moments of Western Civilization from term papers & blue book exams.

From college students' own authentic and inimitable voices comes a collection of bloopers, malapropisms, revisionist hypotheses, and creative interpretations of history, the subject that grinds our critical, seething minds to a halt.

DID YOU KNOW:

Cesar was assassinated on the Yikes of March when he is reported to have said, Me too, Brutus!

Stalin, Rosevelt, Churchill, and Truman were known as the Big Three

Rasputin was a pheasant by birth

Judyism had one big God named Yahoo

Westward expansion ended at Custard's Last Stand

Marie Curie won the Noel Prize for inventing the radiator

The Civil Rights movement turned around the corner with Martin Luther Junior's famous If I Had a Hammer speech.

Synopsis:

The "New York Times" bestseller is now in paperback for more graduation day mayhem--with a new map and a chapter on the Middle East. Photos & illustrations.

About the Author

Anders Henriksson is the chairman of the history department at Shepherd College in West Virginia. His articles on college student bloopers have been published in Harper's magazine and The Wilson Quarterly, and he has been featured on the Today show and CBS Sunday Morning, and he is a repeat guest on NPR. He lives in Harper's 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:
9780761129790
Compiled:
Henriksson, Anders
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Compiled by:
Henriksson, Anders
Compiled:
Henriksson, Anders
Author:
Hendriksson, Anders
Author:
Henriksson, Anders
Subject:
General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
History - World
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20020321
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 x 7
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.08x5.00x.45 in. .33 lbs.

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"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 , Mangled Moments of Western Civilization from term papers & blue book exams.

From college students' own authentic and inimitable voices comes a collection of bloopers, malapropisms, revisionist hypotheses, and creative interpretations of history, the subject that grinds our critical, seething minds to a halt.

DID YOU KNOW:

Cesar was assassinated on the Yikes of March when he is reported to have said, Me too, Brutus!

Stalin, Rosevelt, Churchill, and Truman were known as the Big Three

Rasputin was a pheasant by birth

Judyism had one big God named Yahoo

Westward expansion ended at Custard's Last Stand

Marie Curie won the Noel Prize for inventing the radiator

The Civil Rights movement turned around the corner with Martin Luther Junior's famous If I Had a Hammer speech.

"Synopsis" by , The "New York Times" bestseller is now in paperback for more graduation day mayhem--with a new map and a chapter on the Middle East. Photos & illustrations.
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