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Fine. Signed by Author Gift inscribed by author on title page. Peter Bales is probably the only standup comic in America with a Ph.D. in history. He has written a humorous, irreverent, yet historically accurate look at our country's past from earliest times through the Civil War. Ideal for young people who want to learn and older folks who'd like to refresh their memories, this book proves that history can be both interesting and fun.
Bales, Ryan. Good. Signed by author. Inscribed by author on title page. vii, , 150 p. Includes: illustrations, maps, index. Practice quiz at end of chapter. Initially copyrighted in 2004. From the author's website: "Peter Bales has appeared as a stand-up comedian at countless comedy clubs, corporate functions and colleges across the country and has appeared on a variety of television networks including FOX, A&E, Comedy Central, Lifetime, MTV, VH-1 and, most recently, "The New Rascals Comedy Hour" podcast for XM Satellite Radio. Peter has also hosted his own radio programs on NYC's WABC (770 AM) and WEVD (1050 AM). He has studied at Chicago's famous "Second City" and in the eighties directed The Laughter Company, an improvisational comedy group that helped launch the careers of Rosie O'Donnell and Bob Nelson. Dr. Bales (Ph.D. in history SUNY Stony Brook 1992) is a member of the faculty of the Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York, worked with as a writer/researcher for the History Channel and is currently teaching a comedy class for aspiring comedians known as Stand-Up University. He recently published a book, How Come They Always Had Battles in National Parks? , a humorous yet entirely factual account of American History up through the Civil War. "
Very Good. 0930545230 This book appears to be author signed to the previous owner. This book has a spotless interior otherwise. It has very good binding and spine. Overall, it is in excellent condition.
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