1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin

By John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin

A stunning 3rd installment of incredible new evidence from the New York Times best-selling authors of 1,227 particularly fascinating evidence to Blow Your Socks Off and 1,339 rather attention-grabbing proof to Make Your Jaw Drop.

1,411 really fascinating evidence to Knock You Sideways is a gold mine of wide-ranging, eye-opening, brain-bursting nuggets of trivialities that's most unlikely to place down, one other "treasure trove of factoids" (National Public Radio, Weekend Edition).

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• Orchids can get jet lag
• Lizards can't stroll and breathe on the similar time
• Frank Sinatra took a bath 12 occasions a day
• Ladybug orgasms final for 30 minutes
• There are 177,147 how one can tie a tie
• site visitors lighting fixtures existed earlier than cars
• The soil on your backyard is two million years outdated

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A couple of decades later, in 1959 after Fidel Castro (b. 108 And both Adolf Hitler (d. 33 Machiavelli in America 1945) and Karl Christian Rove (b. 1950; central Republican political operative) kept the book as bedside reading. Machiavelli’s inspirational legacy has lived on well into the twentieth century as a double-edged sword. G. Wells wrote a political novel entitled The New Machiavelli, Antonio Gramsci attempted to update Machiavelli from a Marxian bent into The Modern Prince, feminist theorists have created The Princess, and the leaders of both Nazi and Soviet totalitarianism lifted their hats respectfully to the Italian master of realpolitik.

112 Montesquieu in particular was an important bridge of Machiavellian ideas for the early American thinkers. As Paul Carrese noted in The Machiavellian Spirit of Montesquieu’s Republic: Montesquieu, and Machiavelli’s influence upon him, should not be remote concerns in liberal democracies. ”114 Contemporary neo-Conservative thinker Michael Ledeen (b. 1941) noted the similarities between the beginnings of America and the Florentine’s ideals: “There is much in Machiavelli that sounds like the American Founding Fathers .

67 Machiavelli wrote The Prince during 1513, a few months after his arrest, torture, and banishment by the incoming Medici regime. The accepted theory is that he penned the short treatise to ingratiate himself to Lorenzo di Piero de’ Medici (d. 1519) in a failed attempt regain his position in the Florentine government. 21 Machiavelli in America The Prince rose almost immediately to social importance due to its impertinently honest look at the civil world. The political program that Machiavelli developed appeared to work quite well.

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