The Ultimate is sophisticated fun, literate trivia in the witty, anecdotal and provocative style fmailiar to Poundstone fans across the country. Here Poundstone establishes objective ways of determining what really is the biggest, the highest, the greatest, and the best.The Ultimate is sophisticated fun, literate trivia in the witty, anecdotal and provocative style fmailiar to Poundstone fans across the country. Here Poundstone establishes objective ways of determining what really is the biggest, the highest, the greatest, and the best.Read Less
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Acceptable. 1990-Hardcover-Used-Acceptable--Shows substantial shelf-wear which may include some chips and tears on dust jacket (if present) and some yellowing of the pages. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks.-. -Hall Street Books proudly ships from Brooklyn, NY. All orders are processed and shipped within 24 business hours, Mon-Fri. Expedited shipping and tracking available within the US. Hall Street's No-Worry guarantee lets you buy with confidence!
Publishers Weekly, 1990-10-12 The author of Big Secrets and Bigger Secrets here presents another engaging volume that will settle some arguments and give rise to others. He offers resolutions to all manner of questions, from determining the most difficult holes in golf to the most popular American tourist attractions. Readers will be reassured to learn that the finest baseball player of all time was Babe Ruth; the most profitable investment is stocks in small companies; and the San Diego zoo is the world's best. American chauvinists will be surprised to discover that the tallest building in the world is in Konstantynow, Poland, and the hardest tongue twister comes from West Africa. Divided into sections on sports, adolescence, extravagance, world records, games and Americana, the book provides much amusement and much ready information. (Nov.)
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