Schott's Miscellany 2008: An Almanac

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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.

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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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“Genuine practical value...elegantly designed...a vast [collection] of informational flotsam and jetsam.” ―New York Times on Schott's Miscellany 2007

“If we live in an information age, then Ben Schott has become something of a maestro, or perhaps a master chef, ranging over the whole of knowledge and seasoning his...books with a pinch of this, a drop of that.” ―Chicago Sun Times on Schott's Miscellany 2007

Schott's Almanac presents a delightful mix of useful information and more whimsical fare that makes it both a reference resource and a source of entertainment.” ―Kirkus on Schott's Miscellany 2007

“A meticulously researched and rather addictive annual compendium of facts and figures by Ben Schott, clever creator of the best-selling Schott's Original Miscellany.” ―Dailycandy.com on Schott's Miscellany 2007

“One of the oddest and most addictively readable reference books in print.” ―Boston Globe on Schott's Miscellany 2007

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