A Parody Outline Of History [Illustrated]

A Parody Outline Of History [Illustrated]

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by Donald Ogden Stewart, Herb Roth
     
 

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This edition features
• 25 illustrations
• a linked Table of Contents

Wherein may be found a curiously irreverent treatment of AMERICAN HISTORICAL EVENTS Imagining them as they would be narrated by American's most characteristic contemporary authors

CONTENTS
Preface
CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION: A Critical Survey of American…  See more details below

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This edition features
• 25 illustrations
• a linked Table of Contents

Wherein may be found a curiously irreverent treatment of AMERICAN HISTORICAL EVENTS Imagining them as they would be narrated by American's most characteristic contemporary authors

CONTENTS
Preface
CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION: A Critical Survey of American History In the Manner of William Lyon Phelps
CHAPTER II CRISTOFER COLOMBO: A Comedy of Discovery In the Manner of James Branch Cabell
CHAPTER III MAIN STREET: Plymouth, Mass In the Manner of Sinclair Lewis
CHAPTER IV THE COURTSHIP OF, MILES STANDISH In the Manner of F. Scott Fitzgerald
CHAPTER V THE SPIRIT OF '75: Letters of a Minute Man In the Manner of Ring Lardner
CHAPTER VI THE WHISKY REBELLION In the Bedtime Story Manner of Thornton W. Burgess
CHAPTER VII HOW LOVE CAME TO GENERAL GRANT In the Manner of Harold Bell Wright
CHAPTER VIII CUSTER'S LAST STAND In the Manner of Edith Wharton
CHAPTER IX FOR THE FREEDOM OF THE WORLD: A Drama of the Great War Act I — In the Manner of Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews Act 2 — In the Manner of Eugene O'Neill

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013023512
Publisher:
PastIsProlog
Publication date:
09/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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"DONALD OGDEN STEWART (1894 - 1980) was an American author and screenwriter ... found success with A Parody Outline of History, a satire of The Outline of History (1920) by H. G. Wells. This led him to becoming a member of the Algonquin Round Table. Around that time a friend of his got him interested in theater and he became a noted playwright on Broadway in the 1920s. He was friends with Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, George S. Kaufman, and Ernest Hemingway (he was the model for Bill Gorton in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises). In 1924, he wrote Mr. and Mrs. Haddock Abroad for the publishing house George H. Doran. It was a snarky send up of the ugly American tourist." -- Wikipeda

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A parody outline of history 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Parody" implies humor, but none is present. With only 61 pages, the author jumps from topic to topic quickly enough to leave everything unmemorable. In my opinion the book holds no value as either entertainment or instruction. I didn't finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an ok book however the text is not formated right (-2 stars) and it always repeats " digitized by google" (-1 star).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your time on this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am glad I bought this version.
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Nice book
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