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The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody

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Synopsis:

So you think you know most of what there is to kow about people like Nero and Cleopatra, Alexander the Great and Attila the Hun, Lady Godica and Miles Standish? You say there's nothing more to be written about Lucrezia Borgia? How wrong you are, for in these pages you'll find Will Cuppy footloose in the footnotes of history. He transforms these luminaries into human beings, not as we knew them from history books, but as we would have known them Cuppy-wise: foolish, fallible, and very much our common ancestors. When it was first published in 1950, The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody spent four months on The New York Times best-seller list, and Edward R. Murrow devoted more than two-thirds of one of his nightly CBS programs to a reading from Cuppy's historical sketches, calling it the history book of the year. The book eventually went through eighteen hardcover printings and ten foreign editions, proof of its impeccable accuracy and deadly, imperishable humor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781567923773
Publisher:
David R. Godine Publisher
Subject:
Topic - Political
Illustrator:
Steig, William
Author:
Cuppy, Will
Afterword by:
Maeder, Thomas
Afterword:
Maeder, Thomas
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humor : General
Series:
Nonpareil Books
Series Volume:
31
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.20x5.40x.80 in. .65 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages David R. Godine Publisher - English 9781567923773 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , So you think you know most of what there is to kow about people like Nero and Cleopatra, Alexander the Great and Attila the Hun, Lady Godica and Miles Standish? You say there's nothing more to be written about Lucrezia Borgia? How wrong you are, for in these pages you'll find Will Cuppy footloose in the footnotes of history. He transforms these luminaries into human beings, not as we knew them from history books, but as we would have known them Cuppy-wise: foolish, fallible, and very much our common ancestors. When it was first published in 1950, The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody spent four months on The New York Times best-seller list, and Edward R. Murrow devoted more than two-thirds of one of his nightly CBS programs to a reading from Cuppy's historical sketches, calling it the history book of the year. The book eventually went through eighteen hardcover printings and ten foreign editions, proof of its impeccable accuracy and deadly, imperishable humor.
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