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A book of ages

an eccentric miscellany of great and offbeat moments in the lives of the famous and infamous, ages 1 to 100

1st ed.

Published by Harmony Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

AGE ISN'T JUST A NUMBER--IT'S A WAY OF KEEPING SCORE. THIS IS YOUR SCORECARD. The day we turn any age, we become contemporaries of everyone who has ever been that age, and it becomes our business to know that Bob Dylan wrote "Blowin' in the Wind" when he was twenty, Orson Welles cowrote, directed, and starred in Citizen Kane when he was twenty-five, Winston Churchill was fired from the Admiralty when he was forty and took up painting, and Jane Austen died, unmarried and mostly unknown, when she was forty-one. Knowing who did what when provides the yardstick by which to measure our own progress; it's comforting to learn that Grandma Moses didn't show her first painting until she was seventy-eight, and discouraging (but not surprising) to discover that Einstein was already smarter than you at age sixteen.A witty, ironic collection of moments from famous lives organized by year of age from infancy to death, A Book of Ages tells you who is doing what, who is on top of the world, who is waiting for his luck to change, who is saying unkind things about whom, who is planning his revenge, who is meeting for the first time, and who Elizabeth Taylor is currently divorcing. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO?An Eccentric Miscellany of Achievements,Misdeeds, Crossed Paths, Bypaths, Inventions, Scandals, Child Prodigies, Late Masterpieces, Marriages and Breakups, Feuds, Dead Ends, Second Chances, Adventures and Misadventures, Novels Written and Battles Won and Lost, All Organized by Year of Age.From the Hardcover edition.

Edition Notes

Genre
Biography, Miscellanea., Anecdotes.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
920.02
Library of Congress
CT105 .H256 2008

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16701261M
Internet Archive
bookofageseccent0000hans
ISBN 13
9780307408945
LC Control Number
2008012631
OCLC/WorldCat
213495430
Library Thing
6152107
Goodreads
3074935
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