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Anders Henriksson
Workman Publishing, 2002 - History - 155 pages
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Mangled Moments of Western Civilization from term papers & blue book exams.

From college students' own authentic and inimitable voices comes a collection of bloopers, malapropisms, revisionist hypotheses, and creative interpretations of history, the subject that grinds our critical, seething minds to a halt.

DID YOU KNOW:

Cesar was assassinated on the Yikes of March when he is reported to have said, Me too, Brutus!

Stalin, Rosevelt, Churchill, and Truman were known as the Big Three

Rasputin was a pheasant by birth

Judyism had one big God named Yahoo

Westward expansion ended at Custard's Last Stand

Marie Curie won the Noel Prize for inventing the radiator

The Civil Rights movement turned around the corner with Martin Luther Junior's famous If I Had a Hammer speech.

 

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I've wasted my life - shoulda been a history teacher. This little collection of quotes from student blue book essays may be the best bathroom reader ever! Until yesterday I had been unaware that the ... Read full review

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Contents

THE HISTORIANS TASK Hindsight into the Future
1
THE DAWN OF TIME The Stoned Age
3
THE MISTS OF ANTIQUITY The Joy of Flooding
5
THE CLASSICAL AGE Thucydides Meets the Mousi of History
11
THE GRANDEUR THAT WAS ROME Me Too Brutus
17
THE RISE OF CHRISTIAN AND THE FALL OF ROME The Immaculate Contraption
23
THE FEUDAL WORLD The Rise of the Manurial System
27
CHURCH AND STATE IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE Vacant Bishop Bricks
31
POLITICAL CONFLICT IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY Anarchs and the Power Serge
81
AMERICA FROM CRISIS TO TRIUMPH Custards Last Stand
87
THE BIRTH OF MODERNISM Splatterism and the TwelveMoan Scale
91
IMPERIALISM AND INTERNATIONAL RIVALRIES From the Missionary Position to Sweet Relief
95
THE CATASTROPHE OF 1914 An Unthinkable War Becomes Thinkable
103
THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Rasputin Meets the Zeitgeist
107
THE INTERWAR ERA Just Give Peas a Chance
111
WORLD WAR II Hitler Becomes Depressed
119

THE WANING OF THE MIDDLE AGES A Plague of Boobs
39
THE RENAISSANCE The Grits of Change
45
THE REFORMATION The Perils of Pope Clementine
51
THE AGE OF ABSOLUTISM Musketeers and Round Ones
57
THE ENLIGHTENMENT The Invention of the Newton
63
THE AGE OF REVOLUTION The French Demand Fraternities
67
THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION The Fast Paste of Change
73
THE COLD WAR The Morels of the Story
125
A NEW WORLD ORDER Tea with Dim El Sum
133
The Meaning of All This
139
So You Think Youre So Smart
143
EPILOGUE
151
Sandy Arabia and the Palaced Indians
152
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Anders Henriksson is the chairman of the history department at Shepherd College in West Virginia. His pieces on college student bloopers have been published in Harper's magazine and The Wilson Quarterly, and he has been featured on the Today show and CBS Sunday Morning, and is a repeat guest on NPR. He lives in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.

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