2000 Years of Idiocy from Nero to Trump
Multi-volume author, Adam Powell introduces us to his latest book, “More of History’s Worst”:
Idiocy is the best form of comedy, and there is an inexhaustible supply. MORE OF HISTORY’S WORST: 2000 Years of Idiocy from Nero to Trump celebrates the mad, bad, and just plain mediocre. Generals are more dangerous to their own side, monarchs too looney to be let out of the palace, and politicians who make you weep for democracy. There have been plenty of “best ofs,” but MORE OF HISTORY’S WORST deals with the biggest butchers and buffoons from the ancient world to the bloodstained twentieth century—from the king who thought he was made of glass to the exploding dog regiment. Funny and provocative, this is the stuff you never learned in class. Not so funny to many, the fact that the United States is now pitied in some other countries because of Trump rather than admired, his character (or lack of character) is exemplified in the many quotes President Trump has said.
I love history, I love trivia, unusual and little-known facts, and I love to laugh. This book has it all!
Most of what is in this book is downright funny, some of it is sad also. A little bit is somewhat gruesome, but not too bad.
There are quotes and quotable events, all the worst of so many categories beyond political and military misadventures. There really is something for everyone.
The worst sports and foods ever invented by human beings. Some of these staggers the imagination. I couldn’t invent most of this stuff. Could you?
I award 4.6 stars to “More of History’s Worst”.
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Who am I?
An avid reader, typobuster, and the Hyper-Speller. I am a husband, father, and grandfather.
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