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Description - The Pessimist's Guide to History by Stuart Berg Flexner

The classic look at the past with a very jaundiced eye-now updated with even more disheartening facts! The original "irreverent jaunt through the catastrophes, cataclysms and outrages that shaped our world" 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780060957452
ISBN-10: 006095745X
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 26mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stuart Berg Flexner

Stuart Flexner and Doris Flexner are popular reference historians. Doris Flexner, who did all the updates on this book, is also the author of The Optimist's Guide to History. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

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Pessimist's Guide to History by Stuart Berg Flexner
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