Know Your Facts! The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015

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I think that books allow an escape from todays world, for the most part. Then, there are other books that are fascinating and educational.  For years, I have had a large library, but when we had Broxton the many, many books I bought for me turned into books for him and I love encouraging him to read.  I have some books still, but many have been sold or donated over the years.  I was given the opportunity to check out The World Almanac and Book of Facts for 2015.  To be honest, I was thinking it was something totally different, so when I started flipping through the pages, I was a bit surprised with all of the information and facts that were in this book.  Then, when we found out we were pregnant, I was thrilled to have this, as it will make a great gift to give to our little one, one day down the road!  What better than a book full of facts about the year they were born??? 
I think this not only would make a great gift for someone that loves facts and figures, but it would be a great book to give as a gift for a milestone year (birth, graduation or even marriage!)
What were the most memorable milestones of 2014? Which moments caused the biggest uproar for fans at the Men’s World Cup in Brazil? Which country saw a record 550 million people vote in national elections in 2014? While 2014 may be coming to a close, the events will carry on forever in The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2015, available in print on December 2 and as an eBook for all platforms on December 9. This latest edition of America’s best-selling reference book will be your go-to source in the upcoming year, containing thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere.
After a year in which the performance of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs came under scrutiny, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2015 presents American Veterans: A Status Report,” revealing important information on the health, employment, education, and future prospects of American veterans. Other new additions include the first available data on the implementation of the new health insurance exchanges under “Obamacare,” as well as “World Almanac® Editors’ Picks: Most Controversial Sports Team Owners,” which features the most controversial franchise owners of past and present professional sports teams. Popular sections such as “Year in Sports,” “Top 10 News Topics,” “The World at a Glance,” and “Time Capsule” make their return.
“From its cover to its content, The World Almanac® embodies the must-know events and surprising developments that characterize the year 2014,” said Sarah Janssen, Senior Editor of The World Almanac®. “We are proud that even as the world swiftly changes, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts has remained a constant, authoritative source for more than a century, fulfilling all the entertainment, reference, and learning needs of readers around the country.”
Highlights from The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2015 include:
  • American Veterans: A Status Report—Special feature that reveals important statistics and information on the health, employment, education, and future prospects of American veterans and their families. 
  • Health Care Statistics—U.S. health care policy by the numbers, including the first official statistics on the ongoing implementation of health care reform and health insurance marketplace enrollment, consumer costs, and much more.
·         Ebola Outbreak Facts—The World Almanac an authoritative and informative overview of the 2014 epidemic.
·         Election Results—Review the complete state-by-state results from 2014 midterm elections.
·         World Almanac® Editors’ Picks: Most Controversial Sports Team Owners—From Walter O’Malley to George Steinbrenner to Donald Sterling, the owners of sports teams have the power to change the game or alienate fans. The editors of The World Almanac® choose the most controversial franchise owners of past and present professional sports teams.
  • Year in SportsFlip through hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Men’s World Cup in Brazil, 2014 World Series, Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, and much more.
·         Year in PicturesStriking full-color images from around the world in 2014 illustrate the top events in news, pop culture, science, and sports.
·         Top 10 News TopicsFrom Ferguson, Missouri, to Iraq and Syria, the editors of The World Almanac® name the top stories that held their attention in 2014.  
·         Time CapsuleThe World Almanac® features the items that most came to symbolize the year 2014, from news and sports to pop culture. 
·         Offbeat News StoriesRecap some of the strangest news stories of the year with The World Almanac® editors’ selection of off-the-wall news stories you might have missed, including the year’s most unusual celebrity pinup (Pope Francis) and the four-legged creature that took over the White House gardens.  
  • The World at a GlanceThis annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world today.


  1. You're right, that will be awesome for the baby.You never outgrow enjoying facts from your birth year either. I'm 44 and I still like to hear 'em. :)

  2. Mica would like this. He's all about the history of anything and everything.


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