Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes / Edition 7

Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes / Edition 7

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by Clifton Fadiman, Andre Bernard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0316082678

ISBN-13: 9780316082679

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

The ultimate anthology of anecdotes, now revised with over 700 new entries - a must-have reference for every personal library. From Hank Aaron to King Zog, Mao Tse-Tung to Madonna, Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes features more than 2,000 people from around the world, past and present, in all fields. These short anecdotes provide remarkable insight into the human

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The ultimate anthology of anecdotes, now revised with over 700 new entries - a must-have reference for every personal library. From Hank Aaron to King Zog, Mao Tse-Tung to Madonna, Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes features more than 2,000 people from around the world, past and present, in all fields. These short anecdotes provide remarkable insight into the human character. Ranging from the humorous to the tearful, they span classical history, recent politics, modern science and the arts. Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes is a gold mine for anyone who gives speeches, is doing research, or simply likes to browse. As an informal tour of history and human nature at its most entertaining & instructive, this is sure to be a perennial favorite for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316082679
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
800
Sales rank:
538,770
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.50(d)

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Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Alexey Voitsiakhouvski More than 1 year ago
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harstan More than 1 year ago
BARTLETT'S BOOK OF ANECDOTES is not this reviewer's normal work having mostly stayed with fiction. In fact, I had no plans to write a review, but my spouse was leafing through the book and started laughing. Motivated to take a look and not let it be a coffee table piece, I started to read some of the quotes from famous, not so famous (at least in my circle) and infamous people throughout history. I found myself intrigued, enjoying the comments that are often serious and obtaining additional pleasure from a brief biography of the contributor. In fairness, I have not finished the anecdotes, but read a few each night to simply relax as the book reminds me of A&E's 'Biography for the Millennium' even though there are contributors from before 1000 AD. However, though entertaining and a remarkable research book, readers need to consider the price vs. the value before purchasing this tome.

Harriet Klausner