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The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere — in fact, it has been featured as a category on Jeopardy! and is routinely used as a go-to, all-encompassing guide for aspiring game show contestants. The 2013 edition of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia questions — from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.
“The World Almanac® is the most useful reference book known to modern man.” Los Angeles Times
“The most versatile single volume, and probably the biggest bargain on the shelf.” Esquire
“For the most information in one source, The World Almanac® remains the champion.” American Library Association
“My #1 reference work for facts.” Will Shortz, The New York Times Crossword Editor
About the Author
Sarah Janssen is the senior editor of The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac for Kids, and other diverse titles. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.