How the 1910 Return of Halley's Comet (Almost) Destroyed Civilization
by Richard J. Goodrich
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Pub Date 15 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 15 Feb 2023
Rowman & Littlefield, Prometheus
In Comet Madness, author and historian Richard J. Goodrich examines the 1910 appearance of Halley’s Comet and the ensuing frenzy sparked by media manipulation, bogus science, and outright deception. The result is a fascinating and illuminating narrative history that underscores how we behave in the face of potential calamity – then and now.
Richard J. Goodrich (Ph.D., University of St Andrews) is an author and historian. After twenty years as a history professor, Richard resigned his post in 2022 to dedicate himself to his writing. His interests range from Ancient History (the Roman Empire and early Church history) to the modern age. His new book, Comet Madness: How the 1910 Visit of Halley's Comet (Almost) Destroyed Civilization, will be published by Prometheus Books/Rowman & Littlefield in February 2023.
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