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The First Book of Seconds: 220 of the Most Random, Remarkable, Respectable (and Regrettable) Runners-Up and Their Almost Claim to Fame Matthew Murrie

The First Book of Seconds: 220 of the Most Random, Remarkable, Respectable (and Regrettable) Runners-Up and Their Almost Claim to Fame

Matthew Murrie

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ISBN : 9781440510670
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240 pages
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With the exception of a few consolation prize winning legends (Susan Lucci, Al Gore, and the Buffalo Bills come to mind for their mediocrity), most runners-up arent even remembered. But now the not-so-amazing achievements of those who faltered onMoreWith the exception of a few consolation prize winning legends (Susan Lucci, Al Gore, and the Buffalo Bills come to mind for their mediocrity), most runners-up arent even remembered. But now the not-so-amazing achievements of those who faltered on the way to the top get their due, including: The second tallest U.S. presidentThe second man to set foot on the moonThe second most dangerous animal in the worldThe second highest monument in the United StatesThe second worst sports team of all timeThese 200 quirky accounts of almost-claims-to-fame may sound second-rate, but dont second-guess their superiority. Theyll leave you feeling like youve won a gold medal not a booby prize.