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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into California.

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publisher: San Diego : Portable Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Look beneath the surface of the world's most interesting people--past and present--to uncover what makes them tick. Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Great Lives looks beneath the surface and uncovers fascinating but little-known stories behind the famous, the near-famous, the infamous, and the should-have-been famous. You'll meet child prodigies, spies, traitors, celebrities (and sidekicks), gossips,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Humor
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bathroom Readers' Institute
ISBN: 9781607106746 1607106744
OCLC Number: 811502173
Description: 1 online resource (384 pages)
Contents: FUNNY PAGES; Short; SPORTS; Short; Medium; REEL LIFE; Short; Medium; CREATURE FEATURES; Short; Medium; LIFE IS STRANGE; Short; Medium; BUSINE; Medium; Long; THE WRITERS' CORNER; Short; Medium; Long; FOOD & DRINK; Short; Medium; Long; MOUTHING OFF; Short; TOURIST TRAPS; Short; Medium; MUSIC; Short; Medium; GOVERN-MENTAL; Medium; POP-POURRI; Short; Medium; NOTABLE CALIFORNIANS; Short; Medium; Long; INNOVATORS & INVENTIONS; Medium; THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY; Short; Medium; Long; ARTY FACTS; Short; Medium; Long; FORGOTTEN HISTORY; Medium; Long; STATESIDE; Short; Medium; MYSTERIES & HOAXES. MediumWEIRD SCIENCE; Medium; INTO THE WIND; Short; Medium; CALIFORNIA LIVING; Medium; GOING TO TOWN; Short; Medium; FREAKY FESTIVALS; Medium; LIFE'S A BEACH; Short; Long; REBELS WITH A CAUSE; Medium; Long; CALIFORNIA NOIR; Medium; Long; OFF THE GRID; Short; Medium; Medium; California Dreaming; It's a Truth-Quake!; Condorama; Cali-Folks, Part I; Almost Famous; A Capitol Idea; Urban Ore; Dune Tunes; This Old hack, Part I; Notable Asphalt; Sold!; The Yeast San Francisco Can Do; A Sign of the Times; Welcome to Bagdad, California; Salad Daze; Roadside Attractions; Go, Poets! Beat Slugs! DIY ArchitectureThe Great Jokester; Singin' California Quiz; Californ-Aliens?; Cruisin' with Cortes; Forest Giants; Smog Story; 16 California Extremes; The Wave; We Love Bakersfield; The State of Wine; A Day at the Races; Map of the (Infamous) Stars' Homes; Lockedown in Chinatown; Uncle John's Page of Lists; The Cal-Stanford Prank War; Ghost Coast; The Delinquency of Miners; We Love Modesto; Murder He Wrote, Part I; Freedom Ride; By the Bay; Two Sides of Baker; John Muir's Yosemite, Part I; Can You Speak Boontling?; Fast-Food Founders; Comedy Central; We Love Catalina; California Q & A. Social Santa Ana-GramsManzanar Memory; Waterfallifornia; The Jumping Frog of Jackass Hill; We Love Burbank; Who's That Band?; What a Rush; It's Just Good Business, Dude; Hot Times; Tops in Crops; Dying to Get In; If at First You Don't Succeed. . .; Hot Enough For You?; Motor Inn; California's First Hippie; Welcome, Space Brothers! Part I; Who Killed Jane Stanford?; Destroying California; Hodgepodge; The UCLA-USC Prank War; When Animals Attack!; Why Do THey Hate Us?; Welcome to Zzyzyx, California; We Love Chico; Murder, He Wrote, Part II; Horsing Around; Surf's Up!; More Notable Asphalt. Opening LinesThe Super Ball Invasion; Cali-Fore-Nia; Weird News; California Did It First!; The Mothball Fleet; Champagne Wishes and Gondola Dreams; John Muir's Yosemite, Part II; Norcal Santa Ana-Grams; How L.A. Saved the Olympics; Surreal City; Nudes, No Prudes; Old News; Explosive Information; Berkeley and the Bomb; We Love Sacramento; Bragging Rights, Part I; Hooray for Hollywood?; Burn, Baby, Burn; Give Me Liberty, and Give Me Health; Heroism After the Quake; Strangefest; More Ghost Coast; More Ghost Coast; Real or Rumor?; Peace Brother. . . and Keep Out!; Nashville of the West.

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Look beneath the surface of the world's most interesting people--past and present--to uncover what makes them tick. Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Great Lives looks beneath the surface and uncovers fascinating but little-known stories behind the famous, the near-famous, the infamous, and the should-have-been famous. You'll meet child prodigies, spies, traitors, celebrities (and sidekicks), gossips, hermits, humanitarians, and zealots. There are incredible stories here, and every one is true. Sit back and prepare to be amazed when you read about:America's first prima ballerinaThe man.

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