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The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2005

    For those ignorant of history!

    If you have a eight-grade level education or above, then stay away from this book. This book is for people that do not know anything about history. The chapters are very short and the author does not contribute any new facts about the people he wrote about... and how could he if at the time of publishing he was dead (the book was published by his estate). Also, the sense of humor is a little out-dated: you can find some sexists jokes appropriate for the fifties, but not for today. Stay away from this book if you are a history enthusiast. He has so many footnotes that it is impossible to follow the reading, and even that would be OK if the footnotes were remotely interesting, but they are not. He attempts to make the reading funny, but he falls way short of his goal. Furthermore, since the book was written in the 50's, I'm sure some of the information is incorrect and outdated. Anyway, did not enjoy it and would not recommend it.

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