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Mental Floss History of the World An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits

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ISBN-10: 0061842672

ISBN-13: 9780061842672

Edition: N/A

Authors: Erik Sass, Steve Wiegand, Mental Floss Editors, Editors Of Mental Floss

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Erik Sass is a journalist based in Los Angeles with branch offices around the country. When not writing for mental_floss, he reports on the media and advertising business for MediaPost.com.

An award-winning political journalist and history writer for more than three decades, Steve Wiegand has worked as a reporter and columnist for the San Diego Evening Tribune , the San Francisco Chronicle , and the Sacramento Bee , where he currently covers state government and politics.During his career, he has interviewed four presidents and six California governors—and has the dubious distinction of once being airsick and throwing up on the shoes of the state attorney general's wife.It may have been his greatest personal contribution to world history.Wiegand is a graduate of Santa Clara University, where he majored in American literature and U.S. history. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Mass Communications from California State University, San Jose.In addition to The mental_floss History of the World , Wiegand is the author of U.S. History for Dummies , Sacramento Tapestry , and Papers of Permanence , a contributing author to mental_floss presents: Forbidden Knowledge , and a frequent contributor to mental_floss magazine.He lives in Northern California.