Comic History of the United States
'Comic History of the United States' Summary
Nye maintains his sly humor and irreverence for honored figures like Stonewall Jackson, Generals Lee, Grant and Sherman, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and others. Bill Nye's technique of taking hold of the facts and dressing them up with his own brand of playful banter is quite amusing and entertaining. The Comic History of the United States is quite appealing to readers of all ages, especially when they know the “real facts.”
However, present day readers may find some of the passages and Bill Nye's remarks quite offensive and politically incorrect for the more enlightened times we now live in. His remarks on African Americans and American Indians can be quite jarring. The Comic History of the United States can become a platform for discussing attitudes and perspectives that were present in the last century.
Besides being a journalist and humor writer, Bill Nye was also very popular on the lecture circuit and regaled audiences all over the country with his humorous speeches. In today's time, he would probably be regarded as a standup comedian and as such, his views would certainly not be taken as grounds for an offense.
Edgar Wilson Nye
Edgar Wilson "Bill" Nye was an American humorist. He was also the founder and editor of the Laramie Boomerang. Nye was born in Shirley, Maine. His parents removed to a farm on the St Croix River in n...More on Edgar Wilson Nye
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