The People's almanac presents the book of lists #2, Issue 2

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Bantam Books, Nov 1, 1981 - Reference - 529 pages
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An entirely new compendium of lists and the stories behind them has been collected from the contributions of celebrities and experts in every field and from the authors' own original research

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Following on from "The Book of Lists" and preceding "The Book of Lists #3 (and every other book, website and whatever other form of communication that escapes me for the moment that serves up lists ... Read full review

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The original still the best when it comes to weird lists. It's almost as if authors Wallechinski and Wallace (x2) realised that this would be the perfect book to usher me into teenagehood. As a very ... Read full review


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Eminent Men Listed under Their Mothers Names Short
Most Beautiful Words in the English Language 31 Words Rarely

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About the author (1981)

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.

David Wallechinsky is the bestselling coauthor of "The Book of Lists" and "The People's Almanac", and the author of "The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics" and "The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics". Also a contributing editor to "Parade" magazine, he divides his time between Santa Monica, California, and Provence, France.

Amy Wallace is the author of "Ransomed Dreams," a homeschool mom, and a self-confessed chocoholic. She is a graduate of the Gwinnett County Citizens Police Academy and a contributing author of several books, including "God Answers Moms' Prayers" and "Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living Series: Diabetes," She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia.

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