Agatha Christie: A Biography

Janet Morgan, Author Harper Perennial $7.95 (393p) ISBN 978-0-06-097030-7
This quiz book (which conveniently places answers after questions) has more than 1000 entries such as, ""What was the mountain man's advised method of killing a charging grizzly bear?''Fascinating facts and lore appear in chapters on frontiersmen, badmen, wranglers, pioneers and Indian tribes, and many pages are devoted to the curiosities about Custer: ``Q: What was Custer's class standing at the time of his graduation from West Point? A: He was last in his class.'' The book concludes with a section on Hollywood Westerns: ``Q: What was the name of Tom Mix's horse? A: Tony.'' As indicated by the lengthy bibliography, Gragg has done extensive research, and the index makes it possible to use this as a reference work. Illustrated with more than 50 period photographs, the compilation is several notches above the average quiz book. (August)
Reviewed on: 06/01/1986
Release date: 06/01/1986
Hardcover - 712 pages - 978-0-7089-8284-6
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