The People's Almanac

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1975 - Reference - 1478 pages
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A books of facts and figures on a variety of subjects, including the United States, world history, people, health, war, disasters, the arts, science and technology, honors, religion, and the curious.

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Reading this as a teen started me on the path to reference librarianship. Best reference book ever! Read full review

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whoopdee do! i remember loving this as a kid. It wasn't the pretty coffee table book in the living room, rather the meaty coffee table book in the den. good for reading during tv commercials... Read full review


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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.

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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