The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody (Nonpareil Books #31) (Paperback)

By Will Cuppy, William Steig (Illustrator), Thomas Maeder (Afterword by)

David R. Godine Publisher, 9781567923773, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/1/2003)
Paperback, Korean (6/30/2013)

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When it was first published in 1950, The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody spent four months on The New York Times best-seller list, and Edward R. Murrow devoted more than two-thirds of one of his nightly CBS programs to a reading from Cuppy's historical sketches, calling it "the history book of the year." The book eventually went through eighteen hardcover printings and ten foreign editions, proof of its impeccable accuracy and deadly, imperishable humor.