Romans Were Known for Their Aquaducks: And Other Gems of Wit and Wisdom in Western Civilization

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Romans Were Known for Their Aquaducks: And Other Gems of Wit and Wisdom in Western Civilization

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"The Pharisees showed off their goodness by praying in synonyms" . . . "The fourteenth century was an unpleasant era to be alive in, much less dead in" . . . "The Vaccuum is a large empty space where the popes live in Rome" . . .

This is the history you never learned in school (or maybe you did).

Art Linkletter once noted that small children often mix fantasy and reality, making their views of everyday life wildly askew. But when the Baby Boomers and Generation Xers entered college, they were still mixing fantasy and reality, as their history and English essays demonstrated in a fractured, fictionalized, hilarious interpretation of events.

Here are gems uncut and unpolished, straight from the pens of freshmen and sophomores trying desperately to make some sense out of the past. If these bloopers prove nothing else, they demonstrate that Art Linkletter's "little kids" still say "the darndest things" when faced with college history exams . . .

ISBN

9781502325136

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Spiderwort Press

City

Albany, NY