All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge

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Wiley, Oct 5, 2010 - Reference - 272 pages
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For the bestselling miscellany market, an NPR librarian's compendium of fascinating facts on history, science, and the arts

How much water do the Great Lakes contain? Who were the first and last men killed in the Civil War? How long is a New York minute? What are the lost plays of Shakespeare? What building did Elvis leave last? Get the answers to these and countless other vexing questions in a All Facts Considered. Guaranteed to enlighten even the most seasoned trivia buff, this treasure trove of "who knew?" factoids spans a wide range of intriguing subjects.

  • Written by noted NPR librarian Kee Malesky, whom Scott Simon has called the "source of all human knowledge"
  • Answers questions on history, natural history, science, religion, language, and the arts
  • Packed with valuable nuggets of information, from the useful to the downright bizarre

The perfect gift for every inquiring mind that wants to know, All Facts Considered will put you at the center of the conversation as you show off your essential store of inessential yet irresistible knowledge.

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User Review  - jcwlib - LibraryThing

This book is written by my colleague Kee Malesky who patiently answered my question about 'how the book writing was going' every time I saw her at work. I really enjoyed reading the introduction to ... Read full review

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User Review  - akblanchard - LibraryThing

This entertaining, browsable book of factoids is good for those times when you need a book to amuse you, but not to absorb all your attention (I read it while proctoring a final exam). Read full review

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