(January 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
DC Comics
Brand
Factoid Books; [Paradox Press]
ISBN
1-56389-253-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941207209 00111
Editing
Andrew Helfer; Jim Higgins (assistant)
Color
Color Covers; 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


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

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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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Adam (Table of Contents: 4)

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Can't Win for Losing (Table of Contents: 5)

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Sore Losers (Table of Contents: 6)

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Wrong Place, Wrong Time! (Table of Contents: 7)

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Losers Weepers (Table of Contents: 8)

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Get a Life (Table of Contents: 9)

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Sore Sports Losers (Table of Contents: 10)

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The Golden Hill (Table of Contents: 11)

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Yousouf Ishmaelo (Table of Contents: 12)

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Pavel Navrotsky's Pig Pen (Table of Contents: 13)

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Old Losers Never Die (Table of Contents: 14)

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Loss Leaders (Table of Contents: 15)

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Introduction to Chapter Two: Loss Leaders.

Presidential Also-Rans (Table of Contents: 16)

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Harold Stassen (Table of Contents: 17)

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William Henry Harrison (Table of Contents: 18)

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James Garfield: Martyr to Medicine (Table of Contents: 19)

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Thomas Paine (Table of Contents: 20)

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The Hunt Brothers (Table of Contents: 21)

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Leon Trotsky (Table of Contents: 22)

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Rudolf Hess: Uberloser (Table of Contents: 23)

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Yukio Mishima (Table of Contents: 24)

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Lunchtime for Victor Biaka-Bod (Table of Contents: 25)

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Croesus (Table of Contents: 26)

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Montezuma (Table of Contents: 27)

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Losing Propositions (Table of Contents: 28)

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Introduction to Chapter Three: Losing Propositions.

The Edsel (Table of Contents: 29)

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The Picturephone (Table of Contents: 30)

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New Coke (Table of Contents: 31)

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The Paper Dress (Table of Contents: 32)

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Cars of Future Past (Table of Contents: 33)

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Women's Urinals (Table of Contents: 34)

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Movie Gimmicks Time Forgot (Table of Contents: 35)

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Smokeless Smokes (Table of Contents: 36)

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Susan B. Anthony's Dollar (Table of Contents: 37)

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Fallout Shelters (Table of Contents: 38)

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The Loser Sound (Table of Contents: 39)

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Introduction to Chapter Four: The Loser Sound.

Meet: Milli Vanilli (Table of Contents: 40)

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Spade Cooley: King of Western Swing (Table of Contents: 41)

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The Cherry Sisters (Table of Contents: 43)

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From Moondog to Scapegoat (Table of Contents: 44)

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Carrie: The Musical (Table of Contents: 45)

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Joe Meek's Musical Rocket Science (Table of Contents: 46)

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Not a Moment to Lose (Table of Contents: 47)

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Introduction to Chapter Five: Not a Moment to Lose.

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

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George Armstrong Custer (Table of Contents: 49)

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Dead Letters: The First Airmail Flight (Table of Contents: 50)

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The Dalton Gang's Last Raid (Table of Contents: 51)

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The FBI Raid on Little Bohemia (Table of Contents: 52)

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Technocracy: Better Living Through Technology (Table of Contents: 53)

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The Maginot Line (Table of Contents: 54)

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Watergate (Table of Contents: 55)

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Nicholas Leeson Loses His Barings (Table of Contents: 56)

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The Science of Losing (Table of Contents: 57)

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Introduction to Chapter Six: The Science of Losing.

Patently Ridiculous (Table of Contents: 58)

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Edwin Armstrong: Father of FM Radio (Table of Contents: 59)

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Edison's Cement Housing (Table of Contents: 60)

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Nicholas Cugnot (Table of Contents: 61)

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Dr. James Graham (Table of Contents: 62)

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The Pneumatic Subway (Table of Contents: 63)

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Mark Twain: Investor (Table of Contents: 64)

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Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose (Table of Contents: 65)

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Elisha Gray: The Real Inventor of the Telephone (Table of Contents: 66)

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Ulrich Von Lichtenstein: What a Knight (Table of Contents: 67)

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Fletcher Christian and the Bounty Mutineers (Table of Contents: 68)

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Thomas Nuttall: Lost Explorer (Table of Contents: 69)

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Clem Sohn (Table of Contents: 71)

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Tom Gurr, Salvage King (Table of Contents: 72)

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Richard Haselton (Table of Contents: 73)

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Sors Hariezon (Table of Contents: 74)

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Daniel K. Ludwig (Table of Contents: 75)

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Bob Ford (Table of Contents: 76)

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The Gatti Gang: Italy's Least Wanted (Table of Contents: 77)

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Anna Edson Taylor (Table of Contents: 79)

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Captain Kidd (Table of Contents: 80)

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Copyright Information (Table of Contents: 81)

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Biographies (Table of Contents: 82)

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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. Ulrich Von Lichtenstein: What a Knight
  69. 68. Fletcher Christian and the Bounty Mutineers
  70. 69. Thomas Nuttall: Lost Explorer
  71. 70. Captain Fonck
  72. 71. Clem Sohn
  73. 72. Tom Gurr, Salvage King
  74. 73. Richard Haselton
  75. 74. Sors Hariezon
  76. 75. Daniel K. Ludwig
  77. 76. Bob Ford
  78. 77. The Gatti Gang: Italy's Least Wanted
  79. 78. Francis Gary Powers
  80. 79. Anna Edson Taylor
  81. 80. Captain Kidd
  82. 81. Copyright Information
  83. 82. Biographies
  84. 83. Bibliography
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