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The Book of Origins by Trevor Homer

The Book of Origins

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The Book of Origins by Trevor Homer
Paperback $17.00
May 29, 2007 | ISBN 9780452288324

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Praise

“Trivia fans eager for a new resource will welcome Homer’s compendium of firsts and originals. The book offers plenty of useful information in short bursts, providing, for instance, a three-page thumbnail history of the theater, and a rundown of the early telegraphing highlights.”—Publisher’s Weekly

“More than just a source of reference material. It’s an engaging journey through time and trivia.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Rich in surprises.”—Arts & Book Review

“The best way to approach this book is to simply open it and read a few random pages. It contains obscure and unknown details at almost every turn, plus a natural sense of when enough detail is enough… a fun book of tidbits and surveys, reflecting what we’re interested in as Americans and how that connects to the bigger picture of world history.”—John Pate, El Paso Times (Texas)

“Covering everything from clothes, food, medicines and science to exploring, money, religion and sex, this compendium of miscellany is perfect for dipping into.”—Hannah Stephenson, Evening Times (Glasgow)

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