The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure
by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson
From the team behind The Book of General Ignorance turns conventional biography on its head and shakes out the good stuff; following their Herculean—or is it Sisyphean?—efforts to save the living from ignorance. The two wittiest Johns in the English language turn their attention to the dead.
Here, then, is a dictionary of the dead, an encyclopedia of the embalmed. Ludicrous in scope, whimsical in its arrangement, this wildly entertaining tome presents pithy and provocative biographies of the no-longer-living from the famous to the undeservedly and—until now—permanently obscure.
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