Who Would Win?

Who Would Win?

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by Justin Heimberg
     
 

For trivia hounds, former debate-team captains, and fighters of all stripes, Who Would Win? poses hundreds of imaginary showdowns between opponents both real and fictional, human and inanimate. Combatants range from the living (Perot vs. Nader) to the long-dead (Sartre vs. Socrates) to the un-dead (Dracula vs. Frankenstein’s Monster) and from the flesh

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For trivia hounds, former debate-team captains, and fighters of all stripes, Who Would Win? poses hundreds of imaginary showdowns between opponents both real and fictional, human and inanimate. Combatants range from the living (Perot vs. Nader) to the long-dead (Sartre vs. Socrates) to the un-dead (Dracula vs. Frankenstein’s Monster) and from the flesh-eating (King Kong vs. Godzilla) to the edible(Apples vs. Oranges).

Packed with background information and trivia, Who Would Win? is a springboard for debate, offering up even-handed and fact-filled arguments for both sides. Read up on the opponents, prepare your arguments, and get revved to duke it out.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435110588
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 5.32(h) x 0.79(d)

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