The First Book of Seconds

220 of the Most Random, Remarkable, Respectable (and Regrettable) Runners-Up and Their Almost Claim to Fame
Genre: Reference
Original Publish Date: Oct 18, 2010
Product Number: EB00695068
Released: Feb 17, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781440510670
Publisher: Adams Media
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Susan Lucci, Al Gore, and the Buffalo Bills all received top billing by coming in second. But that's not normally the case-most runners-up dwell in obscurity. Finally, there's a book that celebrates the many unsung qualities of those who faltered on their way to the top! Inside, you'll discover little-known second-acts with entries that highlight their worthy achievements, such as: -The second highest homerun hitter -The second man to set foot on the moon -The second most dangerous animal in the world -The second-largest car rental chain (whose motto is fitting: "We try harder") With more than 200 accounts of almost-claims-to-fame, this book leaves trivia junkies of all ages feeling like they won a gold medal-not a booby prize.

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