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Aquaman: The Atlantis Chronicles Deluxe Edition

Aquaman: The Atlantis Chronicles Deluxe Edition

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Publisher: DC Comics

Year: 2017

AQUAMAN: THE ATLANTIS CHRONICLES DELUXE EDITION tells of Orin and Shalako, their descendants, and how a once-great civilization rose and fell like the tides, producing heroes and villains and culminating in the birth of the man who would grow to become the King and champion–Aquaman. When the continent of Atlantis was struck by a meteor, the […]

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Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds of Mars

Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds of Mars

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Publisher: Dynamic Forces

Year: 2013

Since the first serialized adventures in 1912 of the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris and her beloved hero, John Carter, science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts have dreamed of the faraway Red Planet, its wondrous sights and monstrous perils. Fans and fine art lovers need dream no longer! In hundreds of full-color illustrations, the finest artists of […]

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The Art of Spider-Man Classic

The Art of Spider-Man Classic

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Publisher: Marvel Comics

Year: 2011

Comics’ most iconic character gets his own coffee-table book chock full of the best Spidey art through the decades! The names of the great artists cascade down through the years: Ditko, Romita Sr., Kane, Andru, Romita Jr., MacFarlane, Bagley, Deodato, Garney, Martin and more – from 1962 to today, they’ll all be represented. The finest […]

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 1

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 1

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Publisher: DC Comics

Year: 2017

The late ’60s marked the height of Batmania, when fans of the television series and the comic books couldn’t get enough of the Caped Crusader. His appearances on covers meant higher sales, so it was decreed Batman would take up permanent residence in THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD. His courage was never questioned, and he […]

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Bright Eyes, Ape City: Examining the Planet of the Apes Mythos

Bright Eyes, Ape City: Examining the Planet of the Apes Mythos

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Publisher: Sequart

Year: 2017

Since 1968, PLANET OF THE APES (based on Pierre Boulle’s French novel MONKEY PLANET) has spawned nine films, two television series, several novels, and one of the most respected franchises in pop-culture history. BRIGHT EYES, APE CITY, edited by the same team behind Sequart’s SACRED SCROLLS: COMICS ON THE PLANET OF THE APES, examines every […]

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The Comics Journal Library 6: The Writers

The Comics Journal Library 6: The Writers

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Publisher: Fantagraphics

Year: 2006

Celebrating the great comic book writers, culled from the pages of America’s most respected comics magazine. From the cool passion of sci-fi and occasional comics writer Harlan Ellison to the soap opera explorations and genre twisting of X-Men writer Chris Claremont and Howard the Duck creator Steve Gerber, between 1966 and 1985 a generation of writers emerged that changed […]

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Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion Deluxe Edition Vol. 1

Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion Deluxe Edition Vol. 1

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Publisher: DC Comics

Year: 2018

The DC Universe was dramatically altered in Crisis on Infinite Earths, an unforgettable and defining event in comics history that was the first company-wide crossover to make good on its promise of lasting change. Now, for the first time ever, the tie-in stories to this legendary event starring the All-Star Squadron, Firestorm and Green Lantern are […]

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Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion Deluxe Edition Vol. 2

Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion Deluxe Edition Vol. 2

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Publisher: DC Comics

Year: 2019

The DC Universe was dramatically altered in Crisis on Infinite Earths, an unforgettable and defining event in comics history that was the first company-wide crossover to make good on its promise of lasting change. Now, for the first time ever, the tie-in stories to this legendary event starring Batman, the New Teen Titans, Infinity, Inc., the […]

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Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion Deluxe Edition Vol. 3

Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion Deluxe Edition Vol. 3

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Publisher: DC Comics

Year: 2019

Worlds will live and worlds will die. See how the game-changing event Crisis on Infinite Earths affected your favorite characters and series in Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion Deluxe Vol. 3! IN 1985 WORLDS LIVED, WORLDS DIED AND COMICS WERE NEVER THE SAME. The DC Universe was dramatically altered in Crisis on Infinite Earths, an unforgettable and defining event […]

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DC Comics Encyclopedia

DC Comics Encyclopedia

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Publisher: DK Publishing

Year: 2004

In 2004, I was one of four writers to produce this. A richly illustrated reference provides a definitive guide to all of the superheroes and archvillains of the DC universe, featuring more than one thousand different characters, including images from the original comic books, from the past sixty years of DC Comics. It was updated […]

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The Eternals Omnibus

The Eternals Omnibus

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Publisher: Marvel Comics

Year: 2006

“The Gods Are Coming Back!” Jack Kirby reveals a secret history of heroes and horrors as humanity’s cousins, the Eternals and the Deviants, vie to inherit the Earth! It’s a time of Titans, Terror and Time Travel – as only the King could conceive! Guest-starring the Incredible Hulk (or at least an unreasoning facsimile thereof)! […]

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Eternals by Neil Gaiman

Eternals by Neil Gaiman

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Publisher: Marvel Comics

Year: 2006

In 1976, Jack Kirby created the immortal race called the Eternals – an ahead-of-its-time exploration of Kirby’s ceaseless curiosity about man’s origins and mythology. Decades later, superstar creators Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr. have boldly and lovingly reinvigorated the Eternals, crafting a fresh and crackling yarn full of mystery, suspense and majestic power! Against […]

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From Bayou to Abyss: Examining John Constantine, Hellblazer

From Bayou to Abyss: Examining John Constantine, Hellblazer

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Publisher: Sequart

Year: 2020

British occultist John Constantine elevated Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, and it wasn’t long before John had his own spinoff comic titled John Constantine: Hellblazer. This anthology, edited by Rich Handley and Lou Tambone (of Sequart’s Somewhere Beyond the Heavens: Exploring Battlestar Galactica), examines the mage’s history from his earliest appearances to the present – not […]

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Galloping Around the Cosmos: Memories of TV’s Wagon Train to the Stars from Today’s Grown-Up Kids (Memories from Today’s Grown-Up Kids)

Galloping Around the Cosmos: Memories of TV’s Wagon Train to the Stars from Today’s Grown-Up Kids (Memories from Today’s Grown-Up Kids)

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Publisher: Becky Books

Year: 2023

And the Children Shall Lead! Though creator Gene Roddenberry endowed his groundbreaking 1966-69 science fiction show Star Trek with plenty of substance and style to engage and entertain adult viewers, it also amazingly attracted the attention of younger eyes and imaginations—and in doing so forged entire generations of Trek Kids! Watching the original series for the first […]

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Gotham City 14 Miles: 14 Essays on Why the 1960s Batman TV Series Matters

Gotham City 14 Miles: 14 Essays on Why the 1960s Batman TV Series Matters

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Publisher: Sequart

Year: 2012

Gotham City 14 Miles offers the 1960s Batman TV series the critical reevaluation it deserves. Its essays examine Batmania, camp, the role of women, the show’s participation in ’60s counter-culture, its many celebrated actors, its lasting cultural effects, and other critical subjects. From 1966-1968, on both ABC and in movie theatres, America embraced Batman as […]

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Grey’s Anatomy 101: Seattle Grace, Unauthorized

Grey’s Anatomy 101: Seattle Grace, Unauthorized

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Publisher: BenBella

Year: 2007

The 2005-2006 season’s smash hit Grey’s Anatomy swiftly eclipsed its Desperate Housewives lead-in, in ratings, in critical claim and in vocal viewer enthusiasm. What could have been just another hospital drama is elevated by sharp, clever writing, strong female characters and a stellar ensemble cast of multi-ethnic actors. With 20+ million viewers tuning in every week, Grey’s Anatomy was the new […]

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Haunting Museums

Haunting Museums

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Publisher: Forge Books

Year: 2009

The spectacularly successful move A Night at the Museum was a fantastic look at the off-hours wonders of the American Museum of Natural History. However, some of the real behind-the-scenes stories are more fantastic than anything a screenwriter could dream up. Haunting Museums covers these overlooked bits of history including curses, mistaken dinosaurs, conspiracy plots of the founding fathers, spectral evidence of […]

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Hey Kids, Comics!: True-Life Tales From The Spinner Rack

Hey Kids, Comics!: True-Life Tales From The Spinner Rack

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Publisher: Crazy 8 Press

Year: 2013

An anthology of true-life stories from comic book legends, authors, TV and film writers, journalists, and people from all walks of life on how comic books changed their lives. Accompanied by vintage photos, HEY KIDS, COMICS! is a must-read for any comic book fan or student of pop culture history. I wrote about “The Thrill […]

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How to Lose a War: More Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders

How to Lose a War: More Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders

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Publisher: William Morrow

Year: 2009

From the Crusades to the modern age of chemical warfare and smart bombs, history is littered with truly disastrous military campaigns. How to Lose a War chronicles some of the most remarkable strategic catastrophes and doomed military adventures of overreaching invaders and clueless defenders—whether the failure was a result of poor planning, miscalculations, monumental ego, or failed […]

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How to Lose WWII: Bad Mistakes of the Good Way

How to Lose WWII: Bad Mistakes of the Good Way

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Publisher: William Morrow

Year: 2010

How to Lose WWII is an engrossing, fact-filled collection from Bill Fawcett that sheds light on the biggest, and dumbest, screw-ups of the Great War. In the vein of his other phenomenal compendiums of amazing battlefield blunders, How to Lose a Battle and How to Lose a War, Fawcett focuses on some amazing catastrophic missteps of Axis and Allies alike. […]

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Iron Manual

Iron Manual

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Publisher: Marvel Comics

Year: 2008

These are the chronicles of Tony Stark: the playboy, the genius inventor, the philanthropist, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., the futurist, the hero. This Handbook is the definitive resource to the world of Iron Man, featuring Tony’s closest allies (Happy and Pepper Hogan, War Machine, the Order) and deadliest foes (Justin Hammer, Mandarin, Obadiah Stane)! Includes […]

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Justice League of America: The Wedding of the Atom and Jean Loring

Justice League of America: The Wedding of the Atom and Jean Loring

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Publisher: DC Comics

Year: 2020

In these 1970s tales, Dr. Light makes his dramatic return-and so does Snapper Carr, who’s now turned traitor to the League! Ultraa, hero of Earth-Prime, joins the League in their battle with the Injustice Gang, while the Phantom Stranger assists the team against a family of ancient gods! Plus, the Atom and Jean Loring get […]

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The Man Who Laughs: Exploring The Clown Prince of Crime

The Man Who Laughs: Exploring The Clown Prince of Crime

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Publisher: Crazy 8 Press

Year: 2023

DC Comics’ Joker has been a goofy trickster, a giggling lunatic, a psychopathic killer, a methodical mastermind, a failed comedian, and an unstoppable force. It all depends on the writer and artist telling the story. He’s the Clown Prince of Crime, the Man Who Laughs, an agent of chaos. He has no special abilities or […]

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New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics

New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics

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Publisher: Sequart

Year: 2014

Star Trek comics have enjoyed almost continuous publication since 1967, spanning more than 1000 comics. Quality has varied, from hilariously off the mark to wonderfully reverential. But from one era to the next, Star Trek comics have not only lived long but prospered. NEW LIFE AND NEW CIVILIZATIONS examines the long history of Star Trek […]

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Outside in Boldly Goes

Outside in Boldly Goes

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Publisher: ATB Publishing

Year: 2014

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS IN THE FINAL FRONTIER! Put ten Star Trek fans in a room and you’ll wind up with eleven opinions, fourteen heated debates about Starfleet uniforms and somebody cosplaying Spock in a teleporter accident with a Gorn. That’s because Star Trek fans are gloriously weird, uniquely different and sometimes entirely outlandish. And so is this book. Celebrating […]

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Outside in Gains a Soul

Outside in Gains a Soul

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Publisher: ATB Publishing

Year: 2019

Put ten Angel or Firefly fans in a room, and you’ll wind up with eleven opinions, fourteen heated debates about the nature of redemption and somebody cosplaying Captain Reynolds as a blue-gloved Reaver. That’s because Whedonverse fans are gloriously weird, uniquely different and sometimes entirely outlandish. And so is this book. Celebrating two decades of Angel as well as Firefly, OUTSIDE IN […]

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Outside in Makes it So

Outside in Makes it So

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Publisher: ATB Publishing

Year: 2016

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF ENGAGING ADVENTURE! Put ten Star Trek fans in a room and you’ll wind up with eleven opinions, 47 heated debates about the nature of the Holodeck and somebody cosplaying Worf in a transporter accident with the Crystalline Entity. That’s because Star Trek fans are gloriously weird, uniquely different and sometimes entirely outlandish. And so is […]

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Outside in Takes a Stab

Outside in Takes a Stab

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Publisher: ATB Publishing

Year: 2018

Put ten Buffy fans in a room, and you’ll wind up with eleven opinions, fourteen heated debates about the nature of the soul and somebody cosplaying Mirror Willow as an Initiative-produced demon hybrid with a stake in her arm. That’s because Buffy fans are gloriously weird, uniquely different and sometimes entirely outlandish. And so is this book. Celebrating over […]

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Outside in Trusts No One

Outside in Trusts No One

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Publisher: ATB Publishing

Year: 2020

Put ten X-Files or Kolchak fans in a room, and you’ll wind up with eleven opinions, fourteen heated debates about government conspiracies and somebody cosplaying the Cigarette Smoking Man sporting the parasite twin from Humbug while wearing Kolchak’s porkpie hat. That’s because X-Files fans are gloriously weird, uniquely different and sometimes entirely outlandish. And so is this book. Celebrating over 25 years of The X-Files, and […]

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Somewhere Beyond the Heavens: Exploring Battlestar Galactica

Somewhere Beyond the Heavens: Exploring Battlestar Galactica

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Publisher: Sequart

Year: 2018

Glen A. Larson’s Battlestar Galactica only lasted for a single season, yet it earned its place among the most beloved science-fiction shows of all time. In 2003, Ronald D. Moore reimagined the story. This new take proved hugely popular, revitalizing the once-niche franchise. Moore’s Galactica successfully accomplished something few reboots of classic TV shows have […]

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ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman ’66 – Season One

ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman ’66 – Season One

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Publisher: Crazy 8 Press

Year: 2020

Another Bright, Sunny Day in Gotham City…Or is it? The Riddler, the Penguin, the Joker, and Catwoman are all making their first fiendish forays to prey upon Gotham’s innocent citizens, but Batman and Robin, the famous Caped Crusaders, stand ready to Z-ZWAP! their diabolic schemes—all the time knowing full well that even more arch-criminals such […]

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BIFF! BAM! EEE-YOW! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Essays on Batman ’66 – Season Two

BIFF! BAM! EEE-YOW! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Essays on Batman ’66 – Season Two

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Publisher: Crazy 8 Press

Year: 2021

Peace and Prosperity Reign in Gotham City… But it’s merely the calm before the storm! Following several months of dastardly deeds by a small army of super-criminals, Gotham’s citizens once more sleep soundly in their beds until crime yet again rears its ugly head, prompting the Dynamic Duo to swing into action on their behalf! […]

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OOOFF! BOFF! SPLATT! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Essays on Batman ’66 – Season Three

OOOFF! BOFF! SPLATT! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Essays on Batman ’66 – Season Three

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Publisher: Crazy 8 Press

Year: 2022

Is This Finally the End for Gotham City? The city’s peerless protectors, the famous Caped Crusaders, Batman and Robin, steel themselves against the storm clouds that even now gather to rain danger and disaster down on Gotham’s citizens, and, what’s more, bring the curtain down on what will surely be the hard-working heroes’ final battles […]

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Rising Sun Reruns: Memories of Japanese TV Shows from Today’s Grown-Up Kids

Rising Sun Reruns: Memories of Japanese TV Shows from Today’s Grown-Up Kids

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Publisher: Becky Books

Year: 2022

TIME FOR TOKUSATSU! From the 1960s to the 1990s children in the West were gifted with a bounty of amazing TV shows to watch and enjoy—but it wasn’t nearly enough to satisfy their voracious appetites for adventure! It took an intriguing immigration of imported shows from the East to fill their afternoons with all the […]

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Tied in

Tied in

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Publisher: IAMTW

Year: 2010

A unique, ground-breaking collection of lively, informative, and provocative essays & interviews from some of the most acclaimed and bestselling authors of tie-in books & novelizations about what they do and how they do it. My essay was about the properties that came to pulp magazines after being established elsewhere, such as the Lone Ranger.

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Who’s Who Omnibus Vol. 1

Who’s Who Omnibus Vol. 1

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Publisher: DC Comics

Year: 2021

Who’s Who began in 1984 and ran through the 1990s, cataloging every character, good or evil, in the DC Universe, from Abby Cable to Zymyr and beyond! Illustrated by a wide range of top artists from the Golden Age of comics through the 1980s indie comics scene—including George Pérez, Todd McFarlane, Jim Aparo, Peter Laird, Jack […]

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You Did What?: Mad Plans and Great Historical Disasters

You Did What?: Mad Plans and Great Historical Disasters

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Publisher: William Morrow

Year: 2004

History has never been more fun than it is in this fact-filled compendium of historical fiascoes and embarrassingly bad ideas. Throughout history, the rich and powerful, and even just the dim-witted, have made horrifically bad decisions that have had resounding effects on our world. From kings to corporate leaders, from captains to presidents, no one […]

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You Said What?: Lies and Propaganda Throughout History

You Said What?: Lies and Propaganda Throughout History

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Publisher: William Morrow

Year: 2007

A fascinating, fun, and fact-filled compendium of the greatest lies, deceptions, propaganda, and frauds ever perpetrated Throughout history—from the dawn of man to the War on Terror—governments, corporations, historians, and high-level braggarts of every stripe have freely engaged in the time-honored pastime of lying for fun and profit. You Said What? is an endlessly entertaining and outrageously […]

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