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Former University Librarian Has Always Loved CIA Factbook
on February 26, 2013
You just cannot beat this work for coverage--every country's statistics on everything plus discussions of everything including Geography and the people. Not sure where it got it's CIA title; I'm guessing 40 years ago it was issued as an aid to C.I.A. agents, their staff, wifes and kids to have an overview of a country. There's nothing secret about the information, but there is a ton of information on each country. The other source my patrons loved all the time was "Background Notes" issued by the State. Dept. I'll have to see if that's an APP. The CIA Factbook is a MUST-HAVE for every E-Pad, smartphone, and computer--you'll love it!