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By Bill Fawcett

Accrued in a single quantity, listed here are backfires and error that collapsed empires, crashed economies, and changed the process the area. From the Maginot Line to the Cuban Missile trouble, background is full of undesirable strikes and not-so-bright principles that snowballed into mess ups and accidental effects. This engrossing e-book appears to be like at 100 such tipping issues. Japan bombs Pearl Harbor. The Caliphs of Baghdad spend themselves into chapter 11. The Aztecs greet the Conquistadors with open hands. Mexico invitations the american citizens to Texas-and the americans by no means depart. And the remaining is history...

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Back to Sarry's tale. " According to Sarry, while the talk was heating up, Cohan 32 I IN THE BEGINNING and his music director Charlie Gebest "d uc ked away fTo m the roundtable and went to the piano. They seemed to be going over some sort of tune. After twenty minutes of that Coha n turned and addressed the boys, asking them if they would care to h ear a little ditty he had just thought of, written around a bugle call. He sang it, as only the great Cohan could. Pandemonium broke loose in the Monastery-they loved it!

On the contrary-they skipped the training-wheel portion and moved right into the Harley phase of Roasting. Even at this point the Friars were being hailed as the bad boys of the industry. "FRIARS KID MR. HARRIS: Veteran Theatrical Manager Butt of Jokes at Dinner," hailed the December 10, 1910 issue of the New York Tribune the day after William Harris was eviscerated at the hands of his fellow F1;ars. If you're under the illusion that dishonoring a guest of honor at a black-tie event is a sign of today's unorthodox times, guess again.

Cohanlmitators; Wm. Delany-A Rubber; female impersonator Julian Eltinge-Reducing Parlor; Douglas Fairbanks-Less Jumps; Frank A. Fay-A White Slave; Wm. Randolph Hearst-More Circulation; A1 Jolson-A Corking Show; GeorgeS. " Nut Tootsie Rolls does sound like an interesting concept, but a white slave? Is that supposed to be more PC? When the twenties roared into town, they headed straight for the Friars Club. The war was over, fun was in the air, and the Friars bellied up to the bar and partied hearty.

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