Books: A Spoof to Remember

THE DAY NOTHING HAPPENED (59 pp.) —Corey Ford—Doubleday ($1.50).

It was Thursday in New York, a day like other days perhaps, but this day seemed to have a special tantalizing humdrum something. This was not the day Lincoln was shot or Normandy was invaded, not the day Pearl Harbor was bombed or Fort Sumter was fired on. What this day was (and few would know it until it moved to its inexorable climax) was the most uneventful Thursday in American history.

In its title. The Day Nothing Happened telegraphs the gentle punch that Humorist Corey Ford (Has Anybody Seen Me Lately? Never Say...

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