Synopses & Reviews
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 features more than 2,000 people from around the world, past and present, in all fields. These short anecdotes provide remarkable insight into the human character. Ranging from the humorous to the tearful, they span classical history, recent politics, modern science and the arts. Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes is a gold mine for anyone who gives speeches, is doing research, or simply likes to browse. As an informal tour of history and human nature at its most entertaining and instructive, this is sure to be a perennial favorite for years to come.
From Cleopatra to Bill Clinton, the utimate anthology of anecdotes is now revised with more than 700 new entries--a must-have reference for every personal library. Indexed by both author and subject.