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Farquhar, Michael

Overview
Works: 22 works in 145 publications in 9 languages and 7,357 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Biographies  Case studies  Trivia and miscellanea  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Michael Farquhar
A treasury of royal scandals : the shocking true stories of history's wickedest, weirdest, most wanton kings, queens, tsars, popes, and emperors by Michael Farquhar( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family trees. -- The lust emperors. -- Six royals sinning. -- Unholy matrimony. -- Mom was a monster, Pop was a weasel. -- Royal family feud. -- Strange reigns. -- When in Rome. -- Papal vice. -- Death be not dignified. -- Appendix I: British monarchs (1066-present). -- Appendix II: French monarchs (1515-1814). -- Appendix III: Russian monarchs (1682-1917). -- Appendix IV: Timeline featuring a chronological index of monarchs in the Treasury and concurrent events in the Western world
Bad days in history : a gleefully grim chronicle of misfortune, mayhem, and misery for every day of the year by Michael Farquhar( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bestselling author of A Treasury of Royal Scandals Michael Farquhar uncovers an instance of bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem tied to every day of the year in this engrossing compendium of history's worst moments. From Caligula's blood-soaked end to hotelier Steve Wynn's unfortunate run-in with a priceless Picasso, Bad Days in History delves into the past to present 365 delightfully told tales of historically bad days. Michael Farquhar's cleverly written entries draw from the full sweep of history to take readers through a complete year of misery, including tales of lost fortunes (like the would-be Apple investor who pulled out in 1977 and missed out on a $30 billion-dollar windfall), romance gone wrong (like the 16th-century Shah who experimented with an early form of Viagra with empire-changing results), and truly bizarre moments (like the Great Molasses Flood of 1919). Catchy headlines draw readers into each entry and 100 photographs and illustrations illuminate particularly memorable bad days including the hopeful debut ads for the Ford Edsel, the special one-finger salute Korean POW's designated for their unwitting captors, and the campaign photo that literally tanked Michael Dukakis's presidential campaign. Bad Days in History delivers true tales of these days and many more in a fascinating volume that is perfect for history lovers, trivia buffs, and anyone who thinks they might be having a historically bad day. Trust us, it gets worse"--
A treasury of deception : liars, misleaders, hoodwinkers, and the extraordinary true stories of history's greatest hoaxes, fakes, and frauds by Michael Farquhar( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conmen, tricksters, charlatans, impostors, and down right liars seeking wealth, 15 minutes of fame, or the alleviation of blam rely upon the maxim that "there's a sucker born every minute." A tribe of Stone Age people is discovered in the Philippines, animals in the Central Park Zoo have escaped and are attacking New Yorkers, and P.T. Barnum displays the amazing Feejee Mermaid. History is filled with examples of the media, governments, and churches falling for as well as employing deceit
Secret lives of the tsars : three centuries of autocracy, debauchery, betrayal, murder, and madness from Romanov Russia by Michael Farquhar( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the passions, intrigues, and scandals of the Romanov dynasty includes accounts of such topics as Peter the Great's torture of his own son and Catherine the Great's many young lovers
A treasury of great American scandals : [tantalizing true tales of historic misbehavior by the founding fathers and others who let freedom swing] by Michael Farquhar( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the unhappy family relationships of prominent Americans to the feuds, smear campaigns, duels, and infamous sex scandals that have punctuated our history, we see our founding fathers and other American heroes in the course of their all-too-human events. Ineffectual presidents, lazy generals, traitors; treacherous fathers, nagging mothers, ungrateful children, embarrassing siblings; and stories about insanity, death, and disturbing postmortems are all here, as are disagreeable marriages, vile habits, and, of course, sex: good sex, bad sex, and good-bad sex too. 2004
Behind the palace doors : five centuries of sex, adventure, vice, treachery, and folly from royal Britain by Michael Farquhar( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a secret history of the scandals, scheming, and intrigue surrounding the British royal family, from Henry VIII and his six wives to Queen Elizabeth II and the other members of the House of Windsor of the twenty-first century
A treasury of great American scandals : tantalizing true tales of historic misbehavior by the founding fathers and others who let freedom swing by Michael Farquhar( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the unhappy family relationships of prominent Americans to the feuds, smear campaigns, duels, and infamous sex scandals that have punctuated our history, we see our founding fathers and other American heroes in the course of their all-too-human events. Ineffectual presidents, lazy generals, traitors; treacherous fathers, nagging mothers, ungrateful children, embarrassing siblings; and stories about insanity, death, and disturbing postmortems are all here, as are disagreeable marriages, vile habits, and, of course, sex: good sex, bad sex, and good-bad sex too
A treasury of foolishly forgotten Americans : pirates, skinflints, patriots, and other colorful characters stuck in the footnotes of history by Michael Farquhar( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Farquhar ransacked the archives to rescue thirty almost-famous Americans from the dust bin of obscurity. These colorful figures range from Mayflower murderer John Billington (1624) to Dick Fosbury, father of the "Flop" (1968)
A treasury of royal scandals by Michael Farquhar( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This popular history of royal behavior includes misdeeds on both a petty and a grand scale, and includes tales of terror, incest, and murder. Includes accounts of the Roman emperors and of popes
A treasury of foolishly forgotten Americans : pirates, skinflints, patriots, and other colorful characters stuck in the footnotes of history by Michael Farquhar( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans, Michael Farquhar has scoured the annals and rescued thirty of the most intriguing, unusual, and yes, memorable Americans from obscurity. From the mother of Mother?s Day to Paul Revere?s rival rider, the Mayflower murderer to?America?s Sherlock Holmes,? these figures are more than historical runners-up?they?re the spies, explorers, patriots, and martyrs without whom history as we know it would be very different indeed
A treasury of deception : liars, misleaders, hoodwinkers, and the extraordinary true stories of history's greatest hoaxes, fakes, and frauds by Michael Farquhar( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts some of the greatest deceptions of all time. With what forged document did the Vatican lay claim to much of Europe? Who wrote Hitler's diaries? Why do millions still believe the vague doggerel that Nostradamus passed off as prophecy? Organizing his material by theme (con artists, the press, military trickery, scientific fraud, imposters, great escapes, and more), Michael Farquhar takes in everything from the hoodwinking of Hitler to Vincent "the Chin" Gigante's thirty-year crazy act.--From publisher description
Behind the palace doors : [five centuries of sex, adventure, vice, treachery, and folly from royal Britain] by Michael Farquhar( Recording )

21 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a secret history of the scandals, scheming, and intrigue surrounding the British royal family, from Henry VIII and his six wives to Queen Elizabeth II and the other members of the House of Windsor of the twenty-first century
Secret lives of the tsars : three centuries of autocracy, debauchery, betrayal, murder, and madness from Romanov Russia by Michael Farquhar( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Farquhar doesn't write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin's smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it ..."--Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist. Scandal! Intrigue! Cossacks! Here the world's most engaging royal historian chronicles the world's most fascinating imperial dynasty: the Romanovs, whose three-hundred-year reign was remarkable for its shocking violence, spectacular excess, and unimaginable venality. In this incredibly entertaining history, Michael Farquhar collects the best, most captivating true tales of Romanov iniquity. We meet Catherine the Great, with her endless parade of virile young lovers (none of them of the equine variety); her unhinged son, Paul I, who ordered the bones of one of his mother's paramours dug out of its grave and tossed into a gorge; and Grigori Rasputin, the 'Mad Monk, ' whose mesmeric domination of the last of the Romanov tsars helped lead to the monarchy's undoing. From Peter the Great's penchant for personally beheading his recalcitrant subjects (he kept the severed head of one of his mistresses pickled in alcohol) to Nicholas and Alexandra's brutal demise at the hands of the Bolsheviks, Secret Lives of the Tsars captures all the splendor and infamy that was Imperial Russia
Los escándalos de la realeza by Michael Farquhar( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The century : history as it happened on the front page of the Capital's newspaper( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Królewskie skandale : szokująco prawdziwe opowieści o najnikczemniejszych, najdziwaczniejszych i najbardziej rozwiązłych królach, królowych, carach i cesarzach by Michael Farquhar( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sekrety carów : intrygi, skandale i zbrodnie Romanowów by Michael Farquhar( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piotr III, nieszczęsny małżonek wielkiej carycy Katarzyny II by Michael Farquhar( )

1 edition published in 2017 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2007 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A treasury of foolishly forgotten Americans : pirates, skinflints, patriots, and other colorful characters stuck in the footnotes of history by Michael Farquhar( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Farquhar ransacked the archives to rescue 30 almost-famous Americans from the dust bin of obscurity. These colorful figures range from Mayflower Murderer John Billington (1624) to Dick Fosbury, father of the "Flop" (1968)
 
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A treasury of royal scandals : the shocking true stories of history's wickedest, weirdest, most wanton kings, queens, tsars, popes, and emperors
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Behind the palace doors : five centuries of sex, adventure, vice, treachery, and folly from royal BritainA treasury of great American scandals : tantalizing true tales of historic misbehavior by the founding fathers and others who let freedom swingA treasury of foolishly forgotten Americans : pirates, skinflints, patriots, and other colorful characters stuck in the footnotes of historyA treasury of deception : liars, misleaders, hoodwinkers, and the extraordinary true stories of history's greatest hoaxes, fakes, and fraudsBehind the palace doors : [five centuries of sex, adventure, vice, treachery, and folly from royal Britain]
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Фарквар, Майкл

파쿠하, 마이클

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