Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac

Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac

8,888 Questions in 365 Days

Book - 2008 | 1st ed
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This book for trivia buffs, compiled by the all-time Jeopardy champion, has 366 entries featuring "This Day in History" factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as "easy," "hard," and "yeah, good luck." Topics cover every subject, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. --From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Villard Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345499974 (hardcover)
0345499972 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: 030 JEN
Characteristics: ix, 531 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Trivia almanac

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