Uncle John's Bathroom Reader History's Lists Paperback – Aug 15 2010
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The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. The BRI understands the habits of a very special market - Throne Sitters - and devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces.
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Topping off at 506 pages, HISTORY'S LISTS divides its listings into categories with such descriptive titles as Heroes and Zeroes; Everyday Life; Wordplay; It's All in a Name; Hanging Out; Take This Job and Shove It; Ladies' Night; Dead Zone; Nature Calls; Shh!It's a Secret; Good Sports; The Un-Category; Pick Your Fight; and so on.
Individual entries can run from one to six pages. Here are some examples:
'Movie Milestones' comes in at two pages;
'Seven Modern Wonders' tops off at five pages;
'One-Armed But Able' devotes 3 1/2 pages to real-life heroes who lost a limb;
'Car Talk' crams its automobile records and firsts on to one page;
'The Big Top's Top 10' runs to four pages;
'First Military Awards' takes up three pages;
'Three Mummy Mysteries' are covered in just one page;
'WWII Jargon' tops off at 2 1/2 pages;
'The Worst Jobs in the Castle' devotes four pages to unsavory "royal duties;"
'Assassins' has nine pages of "killer facts" divided in two sections;
'The Meanest Towns in the West' ranking runs to 5 1/2 pages; and so on.
If you're a history buff or a trivia nut, HISTORY'S LISTS is just what the doctor ordered. It not only supplies historic listings but also provides the fascinating tales behind the bare facts. It's as informative as it is entertaining. In short, "a splendid time is guaranteed for all." Recommended.