The ultimate book of the year / Schott’s Almanac 2010

The ultimate book of the year, Schott’s Almanac redefines the traditional almanac to present an informative, entertaining, and fascinating record of the year just past and a guide to the year to come.

Out now, brand new and completely updated to cover the defining moments of 2009, Schott’s Almanac includes:

The unfolding of ‘Expensgate’ – from duck islands and moat cleaning to “flipping” and fraud ~ Phenomenon or fad? – the inexorable rise of Twitter and its inescapable tweets ~ The rise, fall, rise, and fall of Gordon Brown ~ Barack Obama’s tough first year ~ The global pandemic of A (HIN1) swine flu, and the threat of an “Aporkalypse” ~ Mounting fatalities and equipment controversy in Afghanistan ~ The tragedy of Baby P ~ The Fourth Plinth ~ Britain’s 2009 Ashes victory ~ Joanna Lumley and the Ghurkhas ~ The words of recession including Taxodus and Econocide ~ Iran‘s disputed elections ~ McBride, Draper and ‘Smeargate’ – the power of the political blogosphere ~ Australian bush fires ~ Josef Fritzl ~ Piracy in Somalia ~ Ethnic violence in Xinjiang ~ “Operation Cast Lead” – Israel & Gaza ~ Britain’s longest recession on record

Schott’s Almanac defines the year.

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