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Ignorance Is Blitz: Mangled Moments of History from Actual College Students

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Now in chunky format, the funniest book ever written about the history of Western Civilization. Originally published under the title Non Campus Mentis, this book made four national bestseller lists—The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and BookSense; has 200,000 copies in print; and garnered praise from across the country: "Glorious . . . equal-opportunity idiocy for every era."—Philadelphia Enquirer. "A horrifically hilarious compendium . . . knitting together errors, assumptions, and creative fact-making that are shocking and hysterical."—Associated Press. "You'll laugh until you cry, shedding tears for the state of American education."—Baltimore Sun.

Compiled by Professor Anders Henriksson from the term papers and blue book exams of students who clearly made it to college before the advent of "No Child Left Behind,"Ignorance Is Blitz is unput-downable. You won't believe what you just read, and won't want to wait to see what's coming next, from the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Contraption to Pericles' greatest erection, the Parthenonon to Custard's Last Stand to Hitler shooting himself in the Bonker and Martin Luther King's ground-breaking speech, "If I Had a Hammer." And who knew: Caesar was assassinated on the Yikes of March, when he is reported to have said, "Me too, Brutus." Rasputin was a pheasant by birth. Victims of the black plague grew boobs on their neck. Judyism had one big God named Yahoo. Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize for inventing the radiator. And "During the Dark Ages, it was mostly dark."

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Compiled by Professor Hendriksson from the term papers and blue book exams of students, "Ignorance Is Blitz" is a horrifically hilarious compendium . . . knitting together errors, assumptions, and creative fact-making that are shocking and hysterical--"Associated Press."

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761149491
Author:
Hendriksson, Anders
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Author:
Henriksson, Anders
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
History - World
Subject:
General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
New edition
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
155
Dimensions:
6.0 x 4.0 in

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