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The Resource Second best : the amazing untold histories of the greatest runners-up, Ben Pobjie

Second best : the amazing untold histories of the greatest runners-up, Ben Pobjie

Label
Second best : the amazing untold histories of the greatest runners-up
Title
Second best
Title remainder
the amazing untold histories of the greatest runners-up
Statement of responsibility
Ben Pobjie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
History is always written by the winners and about the winners. But what about the poor souls lurking in the shadows of history, the ones who were just as remarkable but perhaps didn't stick their chests out as they crossed the line? In Second Best, historian and comedian Ben Pobjie celebrates the nobility and altogether more fascinating stories of the silver-medal getters. What drove them on their incredible feats, why did they just miss out, and how did they cope with the oblivion of finishing second? From the Second Fleet, the second man on the moon and Australia's second prime minister whose name we consistently forget, 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pobjie, Ben
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilisation
  • World history
  • Collective memory
Target audience
adult
Label
Second best : the amazing untold histories of the greatest runners-up, Ben Pobjie
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067666023
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
281 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922419125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1154424052
Label
Second best : the amazing untold histories of the greatest runners-up, Ben Pobjie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067666023
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
281 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922419125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1154424052

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