Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy

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.

Buy The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781567923773
ISBN-10: 1567923771
Format: Paperback / softback
(208mm x 137mm x 20mm)
Imprint: David R. Godine Publisher
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody book by Will Cuppy and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Will Cuppy

How to Tell Your Friends from the Apes by Will Cuppy
Paperback / softback, April 2010
$28.26
How to Attract the Wombat by Will Cuppy
Paperback, May 2007
$20.69
Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy
Paperback, November 2003
$21.79