The All American Book of Lists: A Unique Compendium of Bizarre and Fascinating Facts from Alabama to Wyoming

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The marvellous, extraordinary and bizarre facts behind our great country are laid out in this captivating book, guaranteed to delight all Americans and everyone with an interest in the United States. From Presidents to sports to movies, the rich spectrum of American culture is distilled down into a volume that’s easy to get to grips with and impossible to put down. Discover the first jobs of the famous, from Warren Beatty’s work as a rat catcher to the US President who worked as a peanut farmer. Find out where ...
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Overview


The marvellous, extraordinary and bizarre facts behind our great country are laid out in this captivating book, guaranteed to delight all Americans and everyone with an interest in the United States. From Presidents to sports to movies, the rich spectrum of American culture is distilled down into a volume that’s easy to get to grips with and impossible to put down. Discover the first jobs of the famous, from Warren Beatty’s work as a rat catcher to the US President who worked as a peanut farmer. Find out where tourists can see a rock formation in the shape of a toilet bowl or the museum that takes you through the history of Spam. Enjoy some of the most hilarious, motivating and insightful quotes from the hundreds of extraordinary figures that have populated America’s incredible history. Taking its cue from the 8 million selling Book of Lists, this book provides a focussed collection of facts and trivia, giving it a huge appeal to the massive market of Americans and the millions of people who visit the country. Meanwhile, the variety of topics ensures that every reader will find something enthralling inside. As the ultimate American trivia guide, The American Book of Lists will never cease to intrigue its readers with its broad appeal and amazing revelations. Thought-provoking, funny, and thoroughly fascinating, The American Book of Lists takes readers through the wonderful world that stretches from the East coast to the West. It is the perfect memento, souvenir and tribute to this varied and fascinating country. About the Author Julian Ashe is Author of the Irish Book of Lists and an expert on American history and culture. His experience as a visitor has given him an unusual perspective on the facts and facets of American culture. He currently divides his time between Boston, US and Dublin, Ireland where he lives and works.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851686728
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 9/16/2009
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,427,496
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Julian Ashe is the author of the bestselling Irish Book of Lists and an expert on American history and culture. He currently divides his time between Boston, USA and Dublin, Ireland, where he lives and works.

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