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By Eric Hanson

ISBN-10: 0307408949

ISBN-13: 9780307408945

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ISBN-13: 9780307409027

AGE ISN’T only a NUMBER—IT’S a manner OF holding ranking.

The day we flip any age, we develop into contemporaries of every body who has ever been that age, and it turns into our company to understand that Bob Dylan wrote “Blowin’ within the Wind” whilst he used to be twenty, Orson Welles cowrote, directed, and starred in Citizen Kane whilst he used to be twenty-five, Winston Churchill was once fired from the Admiralty whilst he was once 40 and took up portray, and Jane Austen died, single and commonly unknown, while she used to be 41. figuring out who did what whilst offers the yardstick in which to degree our personal development; it’s comforting to benefit that Grandma Moses didn’t express her first portray until eventually she used to be seventy-eight, and discouraging (but now not magnificent) to find that Einstein used to be already smarter than you at age sixteen.

A witty, ironic number of moments from well-known lives geared up by way of yr of age from infancy to dying, A booklet of Ages tells you who's doing what, who's on best of the realm, who's watching for his success to alter, who's announcing unkind issues approximately whom, who's making plans his revenge, who's assembly for the 1st time, and who Elizabeth Taylor is at present divorcing.

WHAT have you ever BEEN UP TO?

An Eccentric Miscellany of Achievements,Misdeeds, Crossed Paths, Bypaths, innovations, Scandals, baby Prodigies, past due Masterpieces, Marriages and Breakups, Feuds, lifeless Ends, moment possibilities, Adventures and Misadventures, Novels Written and Battles received and misplaced, All prepared by means of yr of Age.

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