The Optimist's Guide to History

The Optimist's Guide to History

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The classic look at the past with a very jaundiced eye -- now with even more disheartening facts! The original qirreverent jaunt through the catastrophes, cataclysms and outrages that shaped our worldq has sold more than 73, 000 copies. This updated edition takes us from the Big Bang (it was an explosion, after all) to the turn of the millennium, with more than 10, 000 new words and 100 new entries that chronicle the disasters, bad decisions, and downright evil events that have taken place since September 1991 (the last entry in the first book). With a light but informative tone and a handy timeline of events, this is addictively friendly fare for those who want a different -- some might argue more intriguing -- view of history.Whatever you call them, a coffee break isna#39;t the same without one, as any cop on the beat will attest. Ca. 1500: The ... 1 500: Amazon River Discovered. Of course, the native Indians knew it was there, and now so did the Spanish. Vicenteanbsp;...

Title:The Optimist's Guide to History
Author:Doris Flexner
Publisher: - 1995


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