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SKU: 9781922419125

Author: Ben Pobjie

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 336


History is written by the winners and about the winners. But what about the nearly men and women of the past who reached for gold but grasped only morale-sapping silver? Australia's second-best comedy historian Ben Pobjie celebrates...

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Author: Ben Pobjie

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 336


History is written by the winners and about the winners. But what about the nearly men and women of the past who reached for gold but grasped only morale-sapping silver? Australia's second-best comedy historian Ben Pobjie celebrates the fascinating stories of those pipped at the post of greatness From Buzz Aldrin following footsteps on the moon, Australia's second Prime Minister whose name everyone keeps forgetting, and the woman who discovered DNA butdidn't get the credit because she was a woman, SECOND BEST shines a light on those plucky men and women who, through no fault of their own - or at least only a little bit of fault of their own - didn't quite get there before everyone else, but did get there before almost everyone else
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