Stupid American History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions

Stupid American History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions

by Leland Gregory

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Overview

America is the home of the brave and, apparently, the stupid and gullible. Satirist Leland Gregory teaches us a lesson in historical hilarity with Stupid American History.

From Columbus to George W. Bush (that's a lot of material, people), Leland leads us through American history's mythconceptions, exposing idiocy and inanity along the time line. He reeducates by informing us about myths. For example, Samuel Prescott actually was the guy to alert us that the British were coming and not that Paul Revere dude.

Move over Colbert and Stewart; satire has finally found its rightful place in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780740779916
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 04/21/2009
Series: Stupid History Series , #3
Edition description: Original
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,266,423
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

The jokes, wacky anecdotes, and inane quotes in Leland Gregory's Stupid-themed anthologies showcase the best of human nature at its worst. Through his Twitter handle of @ChronicStupid, Leland shares headlines, quips, and unbelievable feats of folly culled from print, online, and broadcast media around the globe. He has authored more than a dozen humor titles, including What's the Number for 911? and the New York Times best-sellers Stupid American History and America's Dumbest Criminals. A tireless promoter, he has made hundreds of radio and television appearances, including multiple appearances on NBC's Today show.

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