The People's almanac presents the book of lists

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Morrow, Apr 1, 1977 - Reference - 521 pages
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Thousands of facts are presented in lists grouped under such headings as "What's in a Name," "America the Beautiful," "Crime and Punishment," "Arty Facts," "From Head to Toe," "The Sporting Life," and "Coming Attractions"

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As a reference book, this is almost completely useless. - Goodreads
True blue page turner. - Goodreads
Or any reference librarian, for that matter. - Goodreads

Review: The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists

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The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists by Amy Wallace (William Morrow and Co. 1977)(031.32+/-). Now THIS is a trivia book! Before every website had scads of "top ten lists" of every subject ... Read full review

Review: The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists

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nice book of lists for lover's of trivia & fun facts! Read full review

Contents

WHATS IN A NAME
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Most Beloved Heroes or Heroines of All Time 20 Famous People
10
Their Level of Incompetence Leon Uriss 12 Greatest Jews
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About the author (1977)

Renowned Olympic historian David Wallechinsky is NBC's radio commentator on the Olympics and the author of many best-selling reference books. He has appeared on a number of television shows. He currently splits his time between Santa Monica, California, and the South of France.

Irving Wallace was born March 19, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing for various magazines at age 15 and worked as a screenwriter for a number of Hollywood studios---Columbia, Fox, Warner Brothers, Universal, and MGM from 1950 to 1959, then he turned solely to writing books. His first major bestseller was The Chapman Report in 1960, a fictional account of a sexual research team's investigations of a wealthy Los Angeles suburb. Among other fictional works by Wallace are The Prize and The Word. His meticulously researched fiction often has the flavor of spicy journalism. A great deal of research goes into his novels, which cover a wide variety of subjects, from the presentation of the Nobel Prize to political scenarios. With their recurring dramatic confrontations, his novels lend themselves well to screenplay adaptation, and most of them have been filmed, including The Chapman Report and The Prize. Wallace has also compiled several nonfiction works with his family, including The People's Almanac and The Book of Lists, both of which have spawned sequels. Irving Wallace died June 29, 1990 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 74 from pancreatic cancer.

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