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Stupid American History

Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions

Book #3 of Stupid History
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A New York Times Bestseller! Welcome to the land of the free, the home of the brave—and, apparently, the dumb, bizarre, and gullible . . .

Did you know that . . .
  • John Tyler was on his knees playing marbles when he was informed that Benjamin Harrison had died and he was now president of the United States
  • For reasons still unknown, Texas congressman Thomas Lindsay Blanton, a Presbyterian Sunday school teacher and prohibitionist, inserted dirty words into the Congressional Record in 1921—for which his colleagues officially censured him by a vote of 293-0
  • Two US presidents were indentured servants—and one of them ran away and wound up with a $10 reward posted for his capture
From Columbus to George W. Bush, the bestselling coauthor of America’s Dumbest Criminals leads us through the many mythconceptions of our nation’s history in this lively book, exposing lots of entertaining moments of idiocy and inanity along the time line.

About The Author

 The jokes, wacky anecdotes, and inane quotes in Leland Gregory's Stupid-themed anthologies showcase the best of human nature at its worst. Through his Twitter handle of @ChronicStupid, Leland shares headlines, quips, and unbelievable feats of folly culled from print, online, and broadcast media around the globe. He has authored more than a dozen humor titles, including What's the Number for 911? and the New York Times best-sellers Stupid American History and America's Dumbest Criminals. A tireless promoter, he has made hundreds of radio and television appearances, including multiple appearances on NBC's Today show.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (April 21, 2009)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780740779916

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