The Statistical Abstract is a go-to Ready Reference resource in libraries all over, but it is on the chopping block in proposed budget cuts. Read about it in Robert Samuelson's op-ed piece from the Washington Post [http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dont-kill-americas-databook/2011/08/21/gIQAGJwBVJ_story.html] And come browse. We have a couple of copies in Reference Services. You'll be amazed at the information packed one volume!
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