([March] 1997)

DC, 1997 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
14.95 USD; 20.95 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale Date
1997-01-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Paradox Press
Brand
Factoid Books; [Paradox Press]
ISBN
1-56389-253-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941207209 00111
Printer
Printed in Canada
Editing
Andy Helfer (credited as Andrew Helfer) (group editor); Jim Higgins (credited) (assistant editor)
Color
color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
8 1/2 inches by 10 7/8 inches
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; matte interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

Letterers for interior sequences are listed as a group on page below indicia: Bob Lappan, Michael DeLepine, Roxanne Starr, and Hugh Monhan.

One of the seventeen Paradox Press series of Big Books:
1994 - The Big Book of Urban Legends
1995 - The Big Book of Death; The Big Book of Weirdos; The Big Book of Conspiracies;
1996 - The Big Book of Freaks; The Big Book of Little Criminals; The Big Book of Hoaxes; The Big Book of Thugs
1997 - The Big Book of Losers; The Big Book of The Unexplained; The Big Book of Martyrs; The Big Book of Scandal
1998 - The Big Book of Bad; The Big Book of the Weird Wild West
1999 - The Big Book of Vice; The Big Book of Grimm
2000 - The Big Book of the '70s

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Glenn Barr (credited) (painting)
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Glenn Barr (credited) (painting)
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Glenn Barr (credited) (painting)
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Genre
humor

The Big Book of Losers (Table of Contents: 1)

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Robbie Busch (credited)
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Robbie Busch (credited)
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Tabel of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

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Everyday Losers (Table of Contents: 3)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Introduction to Chapter One: Everyday Losers.

Adam (Table of Contents: 4)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Alex Wald (credited)
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Alex Wald (credited)
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Can't Win for Losing (Table of Contents: 5)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Bruce Patterson (credited)
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Bruce Patterson (credited)
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Sore Losers (Table of Contents: 6)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Bryan Talbot (credited)
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Bryan Talbot (credited)
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Wrong Place, Wrong Time! (Table of Contents: 7)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Scott Shaw (credited as Scott Shaw!)
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Scott Shaw (credited as Scott Shaw!)
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Losers Weepers (Table of Contents: 8)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Robbie Busch (credited)
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Robbie Busch (credited)
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Get a Life (Table of Contents: 9)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Tayyar Ozkan (credited)
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Tayyar Ozkan (credited)
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Sore Sports Losers (Table of Contents: 10)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Andrew Wendel (credited)
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Andrew Wendel (credited)
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The Golden Hill (Table of Contents: 11)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Shep Hendrix (credited as Shepherd Hendrix)
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Shep Hendrix (credited as Shepherd Hendrix)
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Yousouf Ishmaelo (Table of Contents: 12)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Steve Vance (credited)
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Steve Vance (credited)
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Pavel Navrotsky's Pig Pen (Table of Contents: 13)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Frank Quitely (credited)
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Frank Quitely (credited)
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Old Losers Never Die (Table of Contents: 14)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Bob Fingerman (credited)
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Bob Fingerman (credited)
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Loss Leaders (Table of Contents: 15)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Two: Loss Leaders.

Presidential Also-Rans (Table of Contents: 16)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Gordon Purcell (credited)
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Gordon Purcell (credited)
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Harold Stassen (Table of Contents: 17)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Shannon Wheeler (credited)
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Shannon Wheeler (credited)
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William Henry Harrison (Table of Contents: 18)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Gray Morrow (credited)
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Gray Morrow (credited)
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James Garfield: Martyr to Medicine (Table of Contents: 19)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Glenn Barr (credited)
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Glenn Barr (credited)
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Thomas Paine (Table of Contents: 20)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Jason Lutes (credited)
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Jason Lutes (credited)
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The Hunt Brothers (Table of Contents: 21)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Peter Kuper (credited)
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Peter Kuper (credited)
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Leon Trotsky (Table of Contents: 22)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Tom Sutton (credited)
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Tom Sutton (credited)
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Rudolf Hess: Uberloser (Table of Contents: 23)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Ty Templeton (credited)
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Ty Templeton (credited)
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Yukio Mishima (Table of Contents: 24)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Joe Sacco (credited)
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Joe Sacco (credited)
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Lunchtime for Victor Biaka-Bod (Table of Contents: 25)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Russ Braun (credited as Russell Braun)
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Russ Braun (credited as Russell Braun)
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Croesus (Table of Contents: 26)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Marie Severin (credited)
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Marie Severin (credited)
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Montezuma (Table of Contents: 27)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Robin Smith (credited)
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Robin Smith (credited)
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Losing Propositions (Table of Contents: 28)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Three: Losing Propositions.

The Edsel (Table of Contents: 29)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Lee Moder (credited)
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Lee Moder (credited)
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The Picturephone (Table of Contents: 30)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Val Semeiks (credited)
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Val Semeiks (credited)
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New Coke (Table of Contents: 31)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Randy DuBurke (credited)
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Randy DuBurke (credited)
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The Paper Dress (Table of Contents: 32)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Art Wetherell (credited)
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Art Wetherell (credited)
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Cars of Future Past (Table of Contents: 33)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Rick Geary (credited)
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Rick Geary (credited)
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Women's Urinals (Table of Contents: 34)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Kirk Tingblad (credited)
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Kirk Tingblad (credited)
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Movie Gimmicks Time Forgot (Table of Contents: 35)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Bob Taylor (credited as B. K. Taylor)
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Bob Taylor (credited as B. K. Taylor)
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Smokeless Smokes (Table of Contents: 36)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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James Romberger (credited)
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James Romberger (credited)
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Susan B. Anthony's Dollar (Table of Contents: 37)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Gahan Wilson (credited)
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Gahan Wilson (credited)
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Fallout Shelters (Table of Contents: 38)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Marshall Rogers (credited)
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Marshall Rogers (credited)
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The Loser Sound (Table of Contents: 39)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Four: The Loser Sound.

Meet: Milli Vanilli (Table of Contents: 40)

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Irwin Chusid (credited)
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Gregory Benton (credited)
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Gregory Benton (credited)
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Spade Cooley: King of Western Swing (Table of Contents: 41)

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Irwin Chusid (credited)
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Richard Piers Rayner (credited)
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Richard Piers Rayner (credited)
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Frankie Lymon (Table of Contents: 42)

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Irwin Chusid (credited)
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Karen Platt (credited)
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Karen Platt (credited)
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The Cherry Sisters (Table of Contents: 43)

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Irwin Chusid (credited)
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Justin Green (credited)
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Justin Green (credited)
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From Moondog to Scapegoat (Table of Contents: 44)

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Irwin Chusid (credited)
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Hilary Barta (credited)
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Hilary Barta (credited)
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Carrie: The Musical (Table of Contents: 45)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Paul Guinan (credited)
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Paul Guinan (credited)
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Joe Meek's Musical Rocket Science (Table of Contents: 46)

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Irwin Chusid (credited)
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Matt Brooker (credited as D'Israeli D'Emon Draughtsman)
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Matt Brooker (credited as D'Israeli D'Emon Draughtsman)
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Not a Moment to Lose (Table of Contents: 47)

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Paul Kirchner
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Five: Not a Moment to Lose.

The Crash of '29 (Table of Contents: 48)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Dick Giordano (credited)
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Dick Giordano (credited)
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George Armstrong Custer (Table of Contents: 49)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Ralph Reese (credited)
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Ralph Reese (credited)
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Dead Letters: The First Airmail Flight (Table of Contents: 50)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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George Evans (credited)
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George Evans (credited)
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The Dalton Gang's Last Raid (Table of Contents: 51)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Alan Weiss (credited)
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Alan Weiss (credited)
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The FBI Raid on Little Bohemia (Table of Contents: 52)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Carlos Ezquerra (credited)
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Carlos Ezquerra (credited)
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Technocracy: Better Living Through Technology (Table of Contents: 53)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Jeff Nicholson (credited)
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Jeff Nicholson (credited)
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The Maginot Line (Table of Contents: 54)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Dan Burr (credited)
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Dan Burr (credited)
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Watergate (Table of Contents: 55)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Joe Staton (credited)
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Joe Staton (credited)
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Nicholas Leeson Loses His Barings (Table of Contents: 56)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Ted Slampyak (credited)
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Ted Slampyak (credited)
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The Science of Losing (Table of Contents: 57)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Six: The Science of Losing.

Patently Ridiculous (Table of Contents: 58)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Steve Lieber (credited as Steven Lieber)
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Steve Lieber (credited as Steven Lieber)
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Edwin Armstrong: Father of FM Radio (Table of Contents: 59)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Tom Palmer (credited)
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Tom Palmer (credited)
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Edison's Cement Housing (Table of Contents: 60)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Tom Morgan (credited)
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Tom Morgan (credited)
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Nicholas Cugnot (Table of Contents: 61)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Paul Gulacy (credited)
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Paul Gulacy (credited)
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Dr. James Graham (Table of Contents: 62)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Will Simpson (credited)
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Will Simpson (credited)
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The Pneumatic Subway (Table of Contents: 63)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Steve Leialoha (credited)
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Steve Leialoha (credited)
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Mark Twain: Investor (Table of Contents: 64)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Joe Orlando (credited)
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Joe Orlando (credited)
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Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose (Table of Contents: 65)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Graham Higgins (credited)
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Graham Higgins (credited)
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Elisha Gray: The Real Inventor of the Telephone! (Table of Contents: 66)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Bill Alger (credited)
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Bill Alger (credited)
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Doomed Adventurers (Table of Contents: 67)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Seven: Doomed Adventurers.

Ulrich Von Lichtenstein: What a Knight! (Table of Contents: 68)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Hunt Emerson (credited)
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Hunt Emerson (credited)
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Fletcher Christian and the Bounty Mutineers (Table of Contents: 69)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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George Freeman (credited)
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George Freeman (credited)
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Thomas Nuttall: Lost Explorer (Table of Contents: 70)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Rafael Kayanan (credited)
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Rafael Kayanan (credited)
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Captain Fonck (Table of Contents: 71)

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Nancy A. Collins (credited)
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Charlie Adlard (credited as Charles Adlard)
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Charlie Adlard (credited as Charles Adlard)
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Clem Sohn (Table of Contents: 72)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Kieron Dwyer (credited)
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Kieron Dwyer (credited)
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Tom Gurr, Salvage King (Table of Contents: 73)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Ward Sutton (credited)
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Ward Sutton (credited)
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Richard Haselton (Table of Contents: 74)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Graham Manley (credited)
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Graham Manley (credited)
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Sors Hariezon (Table of Contents: 75)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Eric Shanower (credited)
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Eric Shanower (credited)
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Daniel K. Ludwig (Table of Contents: 76)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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John Estes (credited)
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John Estes (credited)
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Bob Ford (Table of Contents: 77)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Mark A. Nelson (credited)
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Mark A. Nelson (credited)
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The Gatti Gang: Italy's Least Wanted (Table of Contents: 78)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Sergio Aragon├ęs (credited)
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Sergio Aragon├ęs (credited)
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Francis Gary Powers (Table of Contents: 79)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Ed Hannigan (credited)
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Ed Hannigan (credited)
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Anna Edson Taylor (Table of Contents: 80)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Rick Parker (credited)
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Rick Parker (credited)
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Captain Kidd (Table of Contents: 81)

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Paul Kirchner (credited)
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Roger Langridge (credited)
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Roger Langridge (credited)
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Copyright Information (Table of Contents: 82)

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Biographies (Table of Contents: 83)

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Short biographies on the writers and artists featured in the book.

Bibliography (Table of Contents: 84)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Big Book of Losers
  3. 2. Tabel of Contents
  4. 3. Everyday Losers
  5. 4. Adam
  6. 5. Can't Win for Losing
  7. 6. Sore Losers
  8. 7. Wrong Place, Wrong Time!
  9. 8. Losers Weepers
  10. 9. Get a Life
  11. 10. Sore Sports Losers
  12. 11. The Golden Hill
  13. 12. Yousouf Ishmaelo
  14. 13. Pavel Navrotsky's Pig Pen
  15. 14. Old Losers Never Die
  16. 15. Loss Leaders
  17. 16. Presidential Also-Rans
  18. 17. Harold Stassen
  19. 18. William Henry Harrison
  20. 19. James Garfield: Martyr to Medicine
  21. 20. Thomas Paine
  22. 21. The Hunt Brothers
  23. 22. Leon Trotsky
  24. 23. Rudolf Hess: Uberloser
  25. 24. Yukio Mishima
  26. 25. Lunchtime for Victor Biaka-Bod
  27. 26. Croesus
  28. 27. Montezuma
  29. 28. Losing Propositions
  30. 29. The Edsel
  31. 30. The Picturephone
  32. 31. New Coke
  33. 32. The Paper Dress
  34. 33. Cars of Future Past
  35. 34. Women's Urinals
  36. 35. Movie Gimmicks Time Forgot
  37. 36. Smokeless Smokes
  38. 37. Susan B. Anthony's Dollar
  39. 38. Fallout Shelters
  40. 39. The Loser Sound
  41. 40. Meet: Milli Vanilli
  42. 41. Spade Cooley: King of Western Swing
  43. 42. Frankie Lymon
  44. 43. The Cherry Sisters
  45. 44. From Moondog to Scapegoat
  46. 45. Carrie: The Musical
  47. 46. Joe Meek's Musical Rocket Science
  48. 47. Not a Moment to Lose
  49. 48. The Crash of '29
  50. 49. George Armstrong Custer
  51. 50. Dead Letters: The First Airmail Flight
  52. 51. The Dalton Gang's Last Raid
  53. 52. The FBI Raid on Little Bohemia
  54. 53. Technocracy: Better Living Through Technology
  55. 54. The Maginot Line
  56. 55. Watergate
  57. 56. Nicholas Leeson Loses His Barings
  58. 57. The Science of Losing
  59. 58. Patently Ridiculous
  60. 59. Edwin Armstrong: Father of FM Radio
  61. 60. Edison's Cement Housing
  62. 61. Nicholas Cugnot
  63. 62. Dr. James Graham
  64. 63. The Pneumatic Subway
  65. 64. Mark Twain: Investor
  66. 65. Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose
  67. 66. Elisha Gray: The Real Inventor of the Telephone!
  68. 67. Doomed Adventurers
  69. 68. Ulrich Von Lichtenstein: What a Knight!
  70. 69. Fletcher Christian and the Bounty Mutineers
  71. 70. Thomas Nuttall: Lost Explorer
  72. 71. Captain Fonck
  73. 72. Clem Sohn
  74. 73. Tom Gurr, Salvage King
  75. 74. Richard Haselton
  76. 75. Sors Hariezon
  77. 76. Daniel K. Ludwig
  78. 77. Bob Ford
  79. 78. The Gatti Gang: Italy's Least Wanted
  80. 79. Francis Gary Powers
  81. 80. Anna Edson Taylor
  82. 81. Captain Kidd
  83. 82. Copyright Information
  84. 83. Biographies
  85. 84. Bibliography
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