The People's Almanac Presents the Twentieth Century: The Definitive Compendium of Astonishing Events, Amazing People, and Strange-but-true Facts

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Little, Brown, 1995 - Reference - 835 pages
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In more than seven hundred lively short entries and two hundred photographs, fact maven David Wallechinsky captures the century's most intriguing people, events, and discoveries - and the oddest, most unusual sidelights, including large animals discovered in the twentieth century, milestones in computer history, people made famous by their death, sects and cults, human behavior experiments, food firsts, crimes of the twentieth century, people with strange powers, the original profession of 16 Nazi leaders, people who never were - yet live today and many more.

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About the author (1995)

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.

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