The People's Almanac Presents the Twentieth Century

History with the Boring Parts Left Out

Author: David Wallechinsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879519445

Category: History

Page: 921

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Newly revised and updated, an entertaining, offbeat, and colorful overview of the past century offers believe-it-or-not stories, unusual facts, dubious achievements, and other offbeat trivia, presented in more than seven hundred short entries. 40,000 first printing.
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World War II and the Postwar Years in America

A Historical and Cultural Encyclopedia

Author: William H. Young,Nancy K. Young

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313356520

Category: History

Page: 832

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More than 150 articles provide a revealing look at one of the most tempestuous decades in recent American history, describing the everyday activities of Americans as they dealt first with war, and then a difficult transition to peace and prosperity. * Approximately 175 A–Z entries on everyday life and popular culture in the United States, 1940–1950 * An extensive timeline of events during the covered decade * Numerous photographs that highlight article content * Charts listing pertinent statistics and/or related information * Selected readings accompanying each article * An extensive bibliography of print, aural, and electronic resources and a guide to related topics
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Teen Guide to Personal Financial Management

Author: Marjolijn Bijlefeld,Sharon K. Zoumbaris

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311079

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

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Discusses opening a bank account, budgeting, paying for college, financing a car, and tax-deferred retirement accounts, and looks at advertising in the classroom, bankruptcy, and identity theft.
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The Book of Lists

The Original Compendium of Curious Information

Author: David Wallechinsky,Amy D. Wallace,Ira Basen,Jane Farrow

Publisher: Seal Books

ISBN: 0307366170

Category: Reference

Page: 800

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A new edition of the classic bestseller from the original authors, with additional material specifically prepared for Canadian readers by long-time This Morning CBC producer, Ira Basen, and Jane Farrow, the author of Wanted Words. In 1977, a publishing sensation was born. The Book of Lists, the first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, was published. Filled with intriguing information and must-talk-about trivia it has spawned many imitators — but none as addictive or successful. For nearly three decades since, the editors have been researching curious facts, unusual statistics and the incredible stories behind them. Now the most entertaining and informative of these have been brought together in a long-awaited, thoroughly up-to-date new edition that is also the first Canadian edition. Ira Basen and Jane Farrow have augmented the existing lists with fascinating homegrown material, and compiled lists specifically of relevance to Canadian readers. So if you’ve always wanted to find out how porcupines really mate, how comedy can kill and — that most essential piece of knowledge — how long the longest recorded nose was, this is the book for you. With contributions from a variety of celebrities and experts including Margaret Atwood, Mike Myers, Michael Ondaatje, Dave Eggers, Phillip Pullman and Charlotte Gray, this anthology has something for everyone — and more than you ever suspected you wanted to know. A list of lists from The Book of Lists: 10 Notable Film Scenes Left on the Cutting Room Floor 10 Afflictions and Their Patron Saints 14 Nations with More Sheep Than People 5 Trips to the Canadian Wilderness That Ended in Disaster 10 Really Bad Canadian Sports Teams 14 Last Words of Famous Canadians Kurt Browning’s 9 Turning Points in Figure Skating History 7 Trial Verdicts That Caused Riots 12 Museums of Limited Appeal 10 Unusual Canadian Place Names That Start with a “B” 7 Well-Known Sayings Attributed to the Wrong Person 10 Celebrated People Who Read Their Own Obituaries Sloan's Jay Ferguson’s 10 Perfect Pop Songs 13 Possible Sites for the Garden of Eden 9 Canadian Sports Stars Who Became Politicians First Sexual Encounters of 13 Prominent Canadians From the Paperback edition.
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The Boston Weekly Magazine

Devoted to Moral and Entertaining Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Containing original and selected tales, moral and humorous essays, sketches of nature and of society, elegant extracts, poetry, criticism, and selections from works of history and adventure: embellished with music.
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