Second Best

Author(s): Ben Pobjie

Weird & Wonderful

   History is always written by the winners and about the winners. But what about the men and women of the past who reached for gold but grasped only morale-sapping silver? Australia’s second-best comedy historian Ben Pobjie celebrates the fascinating stories of those pipped at the post of greatness – from Buzz Aldrin following footsteps on the moon, to the woman not credited with discovering DNA because she had two X chromosomes, and Australia’s second Prime Minister whose name everyone keeps forgetting. 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.


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General Fields

  • : 9781922419125
  • : Affirm Press
  • : Affirm Press
  • : August 2020
  • : 2.4 Centimeters X 15.4 Centimeters X 23.4 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ben Pobjie
  • : Paperback
  • : 288