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A Book of Ages: An Eccentric Miscellany of Great and Offbeat Moments in the Lives of the Famous and Infamous, Ages 1 to 100 Hardcover – September 23, 2008


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Crown (September 23, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307408949
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307408945
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,911,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

At age seven, ERIC HANSON read a biography of Kit Carson and has been interested in famous lives ever since. He grew up to be a writer and illustrator whose artwork has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Harper’s, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Travel & Leisure, and Gourmet, among other publications. His fiction and satire have been published in McSweeney’s.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By drw on October 20, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Eric Hanson strings together bits and chunks of personal stories and history through the lives of writers, artists, politicians and others in our milieu. If you wonder about where are on on the path of life compared to others, if you love biographies but don't have time to read a full book... if you want to be entertained and learn something, buy this. You can pick it up and read it for 2 minutes, or read it cover to cover. "A Book of Ages" is a great gift!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter on November 27, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I picked this book up and read it whenever I had a free moment. It's a fascinating collection of anecdotes about a varied and large group of famous people. Anyone should read this if they want a perspective on their own life and age, an interesting fact to share or know, or a gift for anyone they know. Buy the book, it's one of few books I look through again and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Krchnak on July 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
It's easy to feel like you haven't achieved much after reading through the first few years but it's also really inspiring as to what can still be accomplished...
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By Kathleen J. Meier on March 7, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I'm a 5th grade teacher and my students love this book. They love to hear what famous people accomplished at their age.
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