The People's Almanac

The People s Almanac The People s Almanace first reference book ever prepared to be read for pleasure million words major entries special articles It probes behind the facts to offer inside information as well as

  • Title: The People's Almanac
  • Author: David Wallechinsky
  • ISBN: 9780385040600
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • The People's Almanac

    The People s Almanace first reference book ever prepared to be read for pleasure million words25,000 major entries952 special articles It probes behind the facts to offer inside information as well as constant entertainment.

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    1. Julie

      I read this book over and over as a child. Especially the sections on murder and strange deaths. Fascinating! I still can't get myself to get rid of it. Love it!

    2. David Ward

      The People's Almanac by David Wallechinsky (Doubleday 1975) (031.02). This is billed as “the first reference book made to be read for pleasure. It was a sheer pleasure to wallow for hours in this fascinating book; there had never before been anything like it. My rating: 8/10, finished 1976.

    3. S.

      whoopdee do! i remember loving this as a kid. It wasn't the pretty coffee table book in the living room, rather the meaty coffee table book in the den. good for reading during tv commercials

    4. Andy

      A perfect a snapshot of the remains of the American counterculture in the mid-1970s. The Almanac was compiled to be a one-stop source for the informed, progressive citizen's informational needs, and in that spirit covers basic facts about world history and geography. But reflecting the expansive, slightly paranoid tenor of the post-Nixon era, it's also full of psychic predictions, conspiracy theories, alternative history, analyses of contemporary events, book excerpts, lists of mail-order resour [...]

    5. Donald

      There is something for almost everyone in "The People's Almanac." Along with their popular "Book Of Lists" series, Irving Wallace and his son David Wallechinsky produced some very readable pop culture books in the 1970s-1980s. They aren't great literature and some of the material is already dated, but their books are less dry and far more interesting than any conventional almanac. I think most readers would like the "The People's Almanac" and the other works by the same authors.

    6. Snowfire

      It's very 70's, but it's got a ton of weird eclectic information and self-contradiction information and viewpoints chaotically thrown together. Provides light reading material for ages. Especially funny is the Psychic prediction's section, made in the 70's. Apparently, the interplanetary conference in Vegas in 1982 or whatever must have been canceled. Definitely recommended.

    7. Ron

      Interesting book back in the 1970's, but as I got older I saw this as far too political. As in left wing political. Kind of a post-Watergate victory lap for this bunch. Interesting chapters and well laid out but the indoctrination gets to be a bit much.

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