Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes
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Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes

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The ultimate anthology of anecdotes, now revised with over 700 new entries - a must-have reference for every personal library. From Hank Aaron to King Zog, Mao Tse-Tung to Madonna, Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes is the best source of anecdotes on the market. Featuring more than 2,000 people from around the world, past & present, in all fields, these short anecdotes provi...more
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Published September 21st 2000 by Little Brown and Company
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Steve Rangoussis
Jun 12, 2010 Steve Rangoussis rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Everyone who is literate
I love this book. So may characters that shaped history with so many stories to tell. Example, Voltaire was invited by some Parisians to participate in an orgy. He accepted and his hosts were happy enough with his participation that they invited him the very next night at which Voltaire responded, "Ah, no, my friends; once a philosopher, twice a pervert." Great gems like this that make these famous individuals standing on pedestals, real and down to earth. I often reference this book and get a k...more
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