Schott's Miscellany: An Almanac

Schott's Miscellany: An Almanac

by Ben Schott

Hardcover(First Edition)



In the modern age, where information is plentiful but selection and analysis elusive, Schott's Almanac presents a unique biography of the year: from Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's historic presidential runs to George Bush's continued infatuation with "the Google," from marriage and crime statistics to the incidence of shark bites worldwide, and from the Nobel Prize for Literature to the Bad Sex in Fiction award, Schott's Almanac distills information and opinions critically, giving readers an accurate biography of the year past.

Practical, entertaining, and utterly compulsive, Schott's Almanac eschews endless lists and tiny type to present an elegantly designed and utterly compulsive selection of the year's events.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596913820
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Series: Schott's Almanac Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Ben Schott is the author of Schott's Almanac 2007, Schott's Original Miscellany, Schott's Food & Drink Miscellany, and Schott's Sporting, Gaming, & Idling Miscellany. Together, his books have sold more than two million copies worldwide. He lives in London, and comes to America whenever he can.

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Schott's Miscellany: An Almanac 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
cinesnail88 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another fascinating edition to Schott's series of miscellanies and almanacs. If you own some of his other stuff, expect a little bit of repetition - but surprisingly, not that much. All the sections were intriguing, with the exception of sports and money, which I found unspeakably dull. I doubt that was Schott's fault though. This is always a fun book for amusing people, and if that is your purpose I highly recommend the section called "Animals in the News" on pg. 228 of the Travel and Leisure chapter.
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sarafenix More than 1 year ago
The perfect reading companion for those planning on winning Jeopardy.