The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody (Nonpareil Book)

The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody Nonpareil Book The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody
  • Title: The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody (Nonpareil Book)
  • Author: Will Cuppy William Steig
  • ISBN: 9780879235147
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
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    William Jacob Will Cuppy was an American humorist and literary critic, known for his satirical books about nature and historical figures.

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  • The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody Great Figures of History Hilariously Humbled, Will Cuppy William Jacob Will Cuppy August 23, 1884 September 19, 1949 was an American humorist and literary critic, known for his satirical books about nature and historical figures 2001 1347 1351 186 1353 146 1355 1357 1364 176 1378 153 1380 183 1393 20 .




  • If I was a history teacher, this would be my textbook It s the kind of book that you can t read by yourself because all you want to do is read the funny parts out loud to people It is total comedy genius, plus it s a brilliant history book The best part of the whole book is the chapter on Hannibal, and about his journey over the Alps via elephant caravan, which is pretty much the most ridiculous way you could think of to cross the Alps, and how every time Hannibal wrote home to Carthage to send [...]





  • Will Cuppy wrote The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody on and off for 16 years At the time of his death suicide , it was still incomplete Ailing and suffering from depression, Cuppy committed suicide after he was facing eviction from his apartment Basically a journalist and book reviewer who wrote than 4000 book reviews in his 23 year career, his popularity reached its zenith when this book was published by sifting through than 15000 note cards, Cuppy s friend, Fred Feldkamp completed [...]





  • If only this hilariously droll send up of historical figures were used as a middle school textbook, every kid would adore history and go on to become a genius Cuppy worked on this book for sixteen years the history in it is meticulously researched, though his treatment of it is far from stuffy This book was published posthumously in 1950, so you d think the humor would be dated Not so It holds up spectacularly well Egypt has been called the Gift of the Nile, he begins Once every year the river o [...]





  • I learned that if you dont want to synthesize thousands of pages of biographies of famous historical people, you get all the juicy tidbits from reading this book Personality quirks, habits, favorite foods, and salacious stories are in every pageWill Cuppy has a really funny sense of humor, and his footnotes and asides are as funny to me in 2007 as they were to readers in the 1950, when the book was writtenThis book is a family tradition, I got it from my brother, who got it from our dad.Viva la [...]


  • Of course I d read bits of this before, but did not read the full book until now January 2008 It was beautifully done The biographical sketches were full of fascinating and fully accurate facts, and they were hilarious in a way that would appeal to people of all ages This book is wonderful way to get people interested in history I would recommend it for high schools and colleges.




  • One of my all time favorite books, and if I was to be marooned on an island and had to choose just one book, I d be very tempted to bring this one probably wouldn t since this book is only 230 pages but if I could bring 2 books, then yes, this would be one Probably is the book I ve read and reread the most Will Cuppy s enthusiasm on these famous people from history is infectious and it s a tragedy that he killed himself before finishing the book Even in its rough state, still obviously amazing B [...]


  • I bought this book at a book fair in 1954 for twenty five cents Best quarter I ever spent I still have the book and reread it now and then It is still funny, after all these years Wouldn t think of parting with it I liked it so much I couldn t resist writing a sequel to it My version is called Mostly Rapscallions and was published in 2008 This book has two things to offer the history is valid and the humor is funny You can laugh and learn both Cuppy worked on this book for than fifteen years I [...]



  • I listened to this book and now I want to get a copy of it to keep It is HILARIOUS Cuppy s dry, tongue in cheek humor kept me chuckling to myself and kept me interested His nod nod, wink wink asides made me wonder how much was true and how much he made up because it all sounded plausible I highly recommend it.




  • Il titolo effettivamente azzeccatissimo lo svolgimento per me invece barboso Ogni biografia ricostruita a blocchi di frasi slegate le une dalle altre l effetto comico o umoristico che ne dovrebbe derivare davvero lieve In pi , le frequenti note, di dubbia ilarit , distraggono e rendono confusionaria la lettura Non si mette in dubbio l approfondimento dell autore circa gli argomenti trattati, per i mille riferimenti e nomi possono essere utili per chi conosce gi il soggetto e potrebbe godere per [...]



  • This is a re reading of this book for me, but I enjoyed it so much again, just as I remember It is such a whimsical, funny, sharp look at various figures through history It is an utter delight to read, and it s amazing that the accuracy is as dead on as it supposedly is it seems like reality couldn t really be that surreal and funny The introduction and conclusion of the version I have make me somewhat sad about Cuppy s life, but this work of his is bristling and sharp and wonderful.




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