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  • Author:
    Richard Willard Armour
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    0070022720
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    978-0070022720
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    McGraw-Hill; 2nd edition (1976)
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    137 pages
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by Richard Willard Armour. Other authors: Campbell Grant (Illustrator).

by Richard Willard Armour.

a further mangling of American history that started with It all started with Columbus. 2d ed. by Richard Willard Armour. Published 1976 by McGraw-Hill in New York. Internet Archive Wishlist, Humor, History.

Richard Armour, a college professor of English who specialized in Chaucer and the English Romantic poets, was best known as a prolific author of light verse and wacky parodies of academic scholarship

Richard Armour, a college professor of English who specialized in Chaucer and the English Romantic poets, was best known as a prolific author of light verse and wacky parodies of academic scholarship. He was a professor of English at Scripps College in Claremont from 1945 to 1966. Armour was raised in Pomona, California, where his father owned a drugstore.

Geographic Name: United States History Humor. C) 2017-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners. Download It all would have startled Columbus : a further mangling of American history that started with It all started with Columbus Richard Armour ; with ill. of the more unlikely events by Campbell Grant. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book.

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It all would have startled Columbus: A further mangling of American history that started with It all started with Columbus. Richard Willard Armour. However, the same can be said of most of Richard Armour's books, including such classics as "It All Started With Marx," "English Lit Relit," "Twisted Tales From Shakespeare" (with its classic description of Hamlet entering 'with his nose in a book, perhaps to keep his place'), and of course "The Classics Reclassified. This is the cream of the crop, which is saying a lot given the quality of the crop.

It all would have startled Columbus: A further mangling of American history that started with It all started with Columbus Armour, Richard Willard. In fifty five hilarious chapters, Armour has written a very funny parody of an American History textbook complete with Test Questions, Mid-Term Projects, and a Glossary of Terms. It covers the period from Christopher Columbus to Gerald Ford.

Richard Willard Armour (July 15, 1906 – February 28, 1989) was an. .Armour also wrote satirical books, such as Twisted Tales from Shakespeare, and his ersatz history of the United States, It All Started With Columbus

Richard Willard Armour (July 15, 1906 – February 28, 1989) was an American poet and author who wrote more than 65 books. Armour also wrote satirical books, such as Twisted Tales from Shakespeare, and his ersatz history of the United States, It All Started With Columbus. These books were typically filled with puns and plays on words, and gave the impression of someone who had not quite been paying attention in class, thus also getting basic facts not quite right, to humorous effect. As an example: "In an attempt to take Baltimore, the British attacked Fort McHenry, which protected the harbor.

It all started with Columbus, being an unexpurgated, unabridged, and unlikely history of the United States from Christopher Columbus to the present for those who, having perused a volume of history in school, swore they would never read another. so funny, satirical and humorous! the only way history shud b read.

It contains hysterical deftly distorted facts beginning with Columbus' mistaken belief that he had reached India when he actually had not got so far as Indiana. Harry Truman, and others. Illustrations and a glossary are included. This HARDCOVER copy has been SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, inscribed on the FFEP, and is clean and solid. Seller Inventory 013235. More information about this seller Contact this seller 1. Seller Image.

It all would have startled Columbus: A further mangling of American history that started with It all started with Columbus [hardcover] Armour, Richard Willard [Jan 01, 1976]

Granijurus
I had remembered this from my freshman high school history class. The stories were even funnier since we knew the real* story taught in class. Our teacher's use of this stimulated an interest by the class that we never would have even approached otherwise.
*According to our texts at the time.
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Bukelv
This book is new to me and I am still reading it, but I have been a fan of Richard Armour's writings since the 1960's and am trying to complete my collection of his works.
Bludsong
This is the Bicentennial edition of a book that was first published in 1953 as It All Started With Columbus. In fifty five hilarious chapters, Armour has written a very funny parody of an American History textbook complete with Test Questions, Mid-Term Projects, and a Glossary of Terms. It covers the period from Christopher Columbus to Gerald Ford. Too bad he stopped updating the book and missed the opportunity to chronicle the comic adventures of Reagan, Clinton, and the Bushes. Fortunately, our generation has Larry Gonick's Cartoon Histories which are the closest modern writings that compare to this book. Armour's style is based upon puns at which he is a master. Like Gonick, he is a Ph.D. scholar. While Gonick was a scientist, Armour got his Ph. D. from Harvard and is an historian. His approach is humorous but is well grounded. Take a look at this satiric commentary on the classic American textbook and enjoy a good laugh.