(February 1995)

DC, 1995 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
12.95 USD; 17.95 CAD
Pages
228
On-sale date
1995-03-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
Factoid Books; [Paradox Press]
ISBN
1-56389-180-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941203980 00111
Editing
Bronwyn Carlton Taggart; 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

Letterer for interior sequences is listed on page below indicia: Rod Ollerenshaw.

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 Weirdos (Table of Contents: 1)

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Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

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Unruly Rulers: Autocrats and Dictators (Table of Contents: 4)

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Introduction to Chapter One: Unruly Rulers: Autocrats and Dictators.

Elagabalus (Table of Contents: 5)

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Gaius Caesar-Caligula (Table of Contents: 6)

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Ivan the Terrible (Table of Contents: 7)

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King Ludwig II of Bavaria (Table of Contents: 8)

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Adolf Hitler (Table of Contents: 9)

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King Farouk (Table of Contents: 10)

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Onward, Crackpot Soldiers: Military Men (Table of Contents: 11)

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Introduction to Chapter Two: Onward, Crackpot Soldiers: Military Men.

Lt. Hiroo Onoda (Table of Contents: 12)

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T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia) (Table of Contents: 13)

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The Great Impostor (Table of Contents: 14)

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Idi Amin (Table of Contents: 15)

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Oddly Godly: Evangelists and Philosophers (Table of Contents: 16)

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Introduction to Chapter Three: Oddly Godly: Evangelists and Philosophers.

Rasputin (Table of Contents: 17)

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Cyrus R. Teed (Table of Contents: 18)

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Aimee Semple McPherson (Table of Contents: 19)

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Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff (Table of Contents: 20)

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Aleister Crowley (Table of Contents: 21)

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Marcello Creti (Table of Contents: 22)

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Wilhelm Reich (Table of Contents: 23)

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The Written Weird: Novelists and Poets (Table of Contents: 24)

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Introduction to Chapter Four: The Written Weird: Novelists and Poets.

Edgar Allan Poe (Table of Contents: 25)

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Guy De Maupassant (Table of Contents: 26)

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Franz Kafka (Table of Contents: 27)

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William S. Burroughs (Table of Contents: 28)

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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (Table of Contents: 29)

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Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (Table of Contents: 30)

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Curtain-Call Crackpots: Performers and Playwrights (Table of Contents: 31)

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Introduction to Chapter Five: Curtain-Call Crackpots: Performers and Playwrights.

Sarah Bernhardt (Table of Contents: 32)

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Edward Askew Sothern (Table of Contents: 33)

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Chung Ling Soo (Table of Contents: 34)

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Harry Houdini (Table of Contents: 35)

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Alfred Henri Jarry (Table of Contents: 36)

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Isadora Duncan (Table of Contents: 37)

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Arts and Daft: Entertainers and Artists (Table of Contents: 39)

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Introduction to Chapter Six: Arts and Daft: Entertainers and Artists.

Shipwreck Kelly (Table of Contents: 40)

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Moondog (Table of Contents: 41)

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Clara Bow (Table of Contents: 43)

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Ed Wood Jr. (Table of Contents: 44)

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Vincent Van Gogh (Table of Contents: 45)

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Andy Warhol (Table of Contents: 46)

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Salvador Dali (Table of Contents: 47)

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Technically Bent: Inventors and Scientists (Table of Contents: 48)

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Introduction to Chapter Seven: Technically Bent: Inventors and Scientists.

Thomas Edison (Table of Contents: 49)

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Nikola Tesla (Table of Contents: 50)

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Henry Ford (Table of Contents: 51)

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Edward Leedskalnin (Table of Contents: 52)

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Walter Freeman (Table of Contents: 53)

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Franz Anton Mesmer (Table of Contents: 54)

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Lord Monboddo (Table of Contents: 55)

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Dough-Nuts: Tycoons and Millionaires (Table of Contents: 57)

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Introduction to Chapter Eight: Dough-Nuts: Tycoons and Millionaires.

Mad Jack Mytton (Table of Contents: 58)

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Stephen Tennant (Table of Contents: 59)

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The Witch of Wall Street (Table of Contents: 60)

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Bernarr MacFadden (Table of Contents: 61)

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Sarah Winchester (Table of Contents: 62)

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The Collyer Brothers (Table of Contents: 64)

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Howard Hughes (Table of Contents: 65)

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Mixed Nuts: Miscellaneous Weirdos (Table of Contents: 66)

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Introduction to Chapter Nine: Mixed Nuts: Miscellaneous Weirdos.

Marquis De Sade (Table of Contents: 67)

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Dr. James Barry (Table of Contents: 68)

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June and Jennifer Gibbons (Table of Contents: 69)

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Stewart and Cyril Marcus (Table of Contents: 70)

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William James Sidis (Table of Contents: 71)

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Jeremy Bentham (Table of Contents: 72)

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Norton I, Emperor of the United States (Table of Contents: 73)

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Lord Sutch (Table of Contents: 74)

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William Lyon MacKenzie King (Table of Contents: 75)

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J. Edgar Hoover (Table of Contents: 76)

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Biographies (Table of Contents: 77)

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Bibliography (Table of Contents: 78)

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Copyright Information (Table of Contents: 79)

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Index (Table of Contents: 80)

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  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Big Book of Weirdos
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. Unruly Rulers: Autocrats and Dictators
  6. 5. Elagabalus
  7. 6. Gaius Caesar-Caligula
  8. 7. Ivan the Terrible
  9. 8. King Ludwig II of Bavaria
  10. 9. Adolf Hitler
  11. 10. King Farouk
  12. 11. Onward, Crackpot Soldiers: Military Men
  13. 12. Lt. Hiroo Onoda
  14. 13. T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia)
  15. 14. The Great Impostor
  16. 15. Idi Amin
  17. 16. Oddly Godly: Evangelists and Philosophers
  18. 17. Rasputin
  19. 18. Cyrus R. Teed
  20. 19. Aimee Semple McPherson
  21. 20. Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff
  22. 21. Aleister Crowley
  23. 22. Marcello Creti
  24. 23. Wilhelm Reich
  25. 24. The Written Weird: Novelists and Poets
  26. 25. Edgar Allan Poe
  27. 26. Guy De Maupassant
  28. 27. Franz Kafka
  29. 28. William S. Burroughs
  30. 29. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce
  31. 30. Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky
  32. 31. Curtain-Call Crackpots: Performers and Playwrights
  33. 32. Sarah Bernhardt
  34. 33. Edward Askew Sothern
  35. 34. Chung Ling Soo
  36. 35. Harry Houdini
  37. 36. Alfred Henri Jarry
  38. 37. Isadora Duncan
  39. 38. Vaslav Nijinsky
  40. 39. Arts and Daft: Entertainers and Artists
  41. 40. Shipwreck Kelly
  42. 41. Moondog
  43. 42. Erich Von Stroheim
  44. 43. Clara Bow
  45. 44. Ed Wood Jr.
  46. 45. Vincent Van Gogh
  47. 46. Andy Warhol
  48. 47. Salvador Dali
  49. 48. Technically Bent: Inventors and Scientists
  50. 49. Thomas Edison
  51. 50. Nikola Tesla
  52. 51. Henry Ford
  53. 52. Edward Leedskalnin
  54. 53. Walter Freeman
  55. 54. Franz Anton Mesmer
  56. 55. Lord Monboddo
  57. 56. Grey Owl
  58. 57. Dough-Nuts: Tycoons and Millionaires
  59. 58. Mad Jack Mytton
  60. 59. Stephen Tennant
  61. 60. The Witch of Wall Street
  62. 61. Bernarr MacFadden
  63. 62. Sarah Winchester
  64. 63. William Randolph Hearst
  65. 64. The Collyer Brothers
  66. 65. Howard Hughes
  67. 66. Mixed Nuts: Miscellaneous Weirdos
  68. 67. Marquis De Sade
  69. 68. Dr. James Barry
  70. 69. June and Jennifer Gibbons
  71. 70. Stewart and Cyril Marcus
  72. 71. William James Sidis
  73. 72. Jeremy Bentham
  74. 73. Norton I, Emperor of the United States
  75. 74. Lord Sutch
  76. 75. William Lyon MacKenzie King
  77. 76. J. Edgar Hoover
  78. 77. Biographies
  79. 78. Bibliography
  80. 79. Copyright Information
  81. 80. Index
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