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    Description"Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults" is a hilarious collection of insulting historical quotations in the vein of "The Portable Curmudgeon" that will have history buffs and readers of humor books in stitches. Full of lively quips, jabs, jaunts and put downs by and about notable figures, it covers all epochs of mostly Western history. Schnakenberg has collected more than 600 historical insults into this first collection of its kind. Included: "A German singer! I should as soon expect to get pleasure from the neighing of my horse." - Alexander the Great "Belgium is just a country invented by the British to annoy the French." - Charles de Gaulle "What can you do with a man who looks like a female llama surprised when bathing?" - Winston Churchill on Charles de Gaulle "Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time." - Lyndon B. Johnson "Avoid all needle drugs - -the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon." - Abbie Hoffman

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    A Treasury of Historical Insults
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Schnakenberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312326715
    ISBN 10: 0312326718

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    DC21: 082
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 460
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    DC22: 082
    Abridged Dewey: 082
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 37
    BISAC V2.8: HUM003000, HUM015000
    LC classification: PN6084.C44 D57 2004
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: WHX
    St. Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St. Martin's Press
    Publication date
    15 December 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Robert Schnakenberg is the author of several popular biographies, including the acclaimed "Encyclopedia Shatnerica," the first A-Z guide to the life and career of William Shatner, and a frequent contributor to pop culture and reference publications such as "Contemporary Authors, The Grolier Library of International Biographies, The St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture and Bowling, Beatnicks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of the 20th Century."
    Review quote
    “"Distory" goes beyond traditional rhetoric to offer a tart collection of historical quotes. A bitter, tasty treat.” - Sterling Johnson, author of "English As A Second F*cking Language"