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The First Book of Seconds

220 of the Most Random, Remarkable, Respectable (and Regrettable) Runners-Up and Their Almost Claim to Fame

About The Book

Susan Lucci, Al Gore, and the Buffalo Bills all received top billing by coming in second. But that's not normally the case--most runners-up dwell in obscurity.

Finally, there's a book that celebrates the many unsung qualities of those who faltered on their way to the top! Inside, you'll discover little-known second-acts with entries that highlight their worthy achievements, such as:

  • The second highest homerun hitter
  • The second man to set foot on the moon
  • The second most dangerous animal in the world
  • The second-largest car rental chain (whose motto is fitting: "We try harder")

With more than 200 accounts of almost-claims-to-fame, this book leaves trivia junkies of all ages feeling like they won a gold medal--not a booby prize.

About The Authors

An Adams Media author.

An Adams Media author.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (October 18, 2010)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781440510670

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