Schott's Miscellany 2008: An Almanac

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Bloomsbury USA, Oct 30, 2007 - Reference - 368 pages
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In the modern age, where information is plentiful but selection and analysis elusive, Schott’s Almanac presents a unique biography of the year: from Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s historic presidential runs to George Bush’s continued infatuation with “the Google,” from marriage and crime statistics to the incidence of shark bites worldwide, and from the Nobel Prize for Literature to the Bad Sex in Fiction award, Schott’s Almanac distills information and opinions critically, giving readers an accurate biography of the year past.
 
Practical, entertaining, and utterly compulsive, Schott’s Almanac eschews endless lists and tiny type to present an elegantly designed and utterly compulsive selection of the year’s events.

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A total page turner...

User Review  - cannedcorn - Overstock.com

I saw the author interviewed on Sunday Morning and the book looked kind of interesting. The truth be known, this is a fascinating book of information. I bought it for fun but have already used some of the information found there for work. Who could have known? Read full review

interesting

User Review  - jwthomas87 - Overstock.com

These books are interesting. i had to buy this one because i enjoyed the others so much... however i feel like i enjoyed the earlier ones a bit more. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Ben Schott is the author of Schott’s Almanac 2007, Schott’s Original Miscellany, Schott’s Food & Drink Miscellany, and Schott’s Sporting, Gaming, & Idling Miscellany. Together, his books have sold more than two million copies worldwide. He lives in London, and comes to America whenever he can.

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