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Anecdotes from history

being a collection of 100 anecdotes, epigrams and episodes illustrative of English and world history

by Grant Uden

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Published by Blackwell .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by Grant Uden.
The Physical Object
Pagination530p.,23cm
Number of Pages530
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21573765M
ISBN 100631108106
OCLC/WorldCa468564

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Wodehouse, Henry Fielding, Mark Twain, and John Kennedy Toole. Also in this BookAuthor: A. These short anecdotes provide remarkable insight into the human character.

Ranging from the humorous to the tearful, Anecdotes from history book span classical history, recent politics, modern science and the arts. Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes is a gold mine for anyone who gives speeches, is doing research, or simply likes to browse.

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Hey you all, I just found this sub because google and amazon throw out a whole pile of garbage when I search on them. IMPORTANT: this book is for my mom and really should be written in german. r/HistoryAnecdotes: Home to the most interesting, and often humorous, anecdotes and short accounts from history.

Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Funny anecdotes and short stories are a great source of examples in public speeches. This website contains short funny stories, clean jokes and humorous legends of kings and queens, politicians, famous literary figures and artists from many books and sources.

The styles of writers from different time periods was preserved - they often enhance. Below is a terrific anecdote from the book: ===== "The Anecdotes from history book was asked if he believed in hell.

He replied: 'Yes, because it is a dogma of the church - but I don't believe anyone is in it.'"-From _The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes_, p. re: Abbe Arthur Mugnier (), French divine.

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It was said that the waters of the Tigris ran black for six months with ink from the enormous quantities of books flung into the river. The amount of knowledge lost that year is indescribable. It is even more surprising that while most people are familiar with the destruction of the library of Alexandria, few know about the loss of the House of Wisdom.

This book was a pleasure to read, with the historical, and often light-hearted anecdotes. It gave a feeling of how our great-great grandparents might have lived.

A little of the vocabulary was antiquated or unfamiliar to me, or I would have given it five stars. That was also part of its charm, like someone is telling you the stories/5(54). 1. Christopher Columbus Tricked Native Jamaicans Into Giving Him Supplies by Using His Knowledge of an Upcoming Lunar Eclipse.

Future U.S. President Andrew Jackson Killed Charles Dickinson for Calling Him a “Wordless Scoundrel, a Poltroon, and a Coward” 3. Julius Caesar was Once Kidnapped by Pirates Who Demanded a Ransom of 20 Talents of.

Delightfully witty and richly informative, The Alarming History of Medicine is a collection of anecdotes describing how the historical breakthroughs in medicine were really made.

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Most in this dictionary have been "pilfered" (vii) from other collections, but on the other hand there are an informative introduction, an index of themes, and a bibliography of sources. The anecdotes themselves are arranged under the name of the person they're about.

That this is a reference book, however, /5(29). From the prolific author of a long string of amusing doctor books (the Doctor in the House series) and quirky medical histories, an oddball assortment of chatty, impertinent anecdotes about the afflictions of 31 well-known people, real and by: 1.

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The Greek Smear Job at the Root of Anecdote. The Byzantine official Procopius wrote three historical works in Greek. In the first two, he dealt with wars and public works projects, but the third was something of a departure from this kind of history.

Referred to as "Anekdota," from the Greek a- meaning "not," and ekdidonai. I will buy an expensive book of anecdotes for one story worth telling and retelling for the rest of my life and consider it a bargain. Most of the above stories came from the huge "Bartlett's Book.

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by J. MacFarlane (Gutenberg ebook) Filed under: China -- History -- Anecdotes. An anecdote is a brief narrative, a short account of an interesting or amusing incident usually intended to illustrate or support some point in an essay, article, or chapter of a book.

Compare this to other literary terms, such as parable —where the whole story is a metaphor—and vignette (a brief descriptive story or account).Author: Richard Nordquist.Grace Fleming,is a senior academic advisor at Georgia Southern University, where she helps students improve their academic performance and develop good study skills.

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