The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody

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David R. Godine Publisher, 1950 - History - 242 pages
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So you think you know most of what there is to know about people like Nero and Cleopatra, Alexander the Great and Attila the Hun, Lady Godiva 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.
 

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User Review  - Farree - LibraryThing

A very interesting and entertaining look at general history. There are many laugh-out-loud comments on the foibles of famous people from Pharaoh to Miles Standish, and various kings, tsars and queens ... Read full review

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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

I'd never heard of Will Cuppy until I found this book and while his coverage of the decline and fall of most people is often smile invoking I found the most interesting part of "The Decline and Fall ... Read full review

Contents

IT SEEMS THERE WERE
5
ANCIENT GREEKS AND WORSE
27
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS
69
A FEW GREATS
111
MERRIE ENGLAND
157
NOW WERE GETTING SOMEWHERE
187
THEY ALL HAD THEIR
217
AFTERWORD
231
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