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Bob Harris (born October 1963) is an American radio commentator, writer, stand-up comedian, and eight-time Jeopardy! winner.

From 1998–2002, his daily political commentaries aired on an average of 75 radio stations across the U.S., winning awards from the Los Angeles Press Club and the Associated Press. He was also the morning drive-time host on the Working Assets attempt at explicitly liberal talk radio, RadioForChange.com, and wrote online political columns for Mother Jones magazine.

Harris has variously written for the TV show Crime Scene Investigation, appeared frequently as a debunker of urban legends on the TLC Network program Urban Legends Revealed, done voiceover work on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, contributed to several comic book projects published by Dark Horse Comics, and narrated an audiobook on Kosovo by Noam Chomsky. He has also contributed to National Lampoon, the Chicago Tribune, Paul Krassner's magazine The Realist, and numerous other publications.

Early in his career, Harris was a stand-up comedian who appeared in numerous comedy clubs. His increasing political activism led to a series of guest speaking engagements at over 200 colleges.

His game show appearances include an upset of Frank Spangenberg in the first round of the Jeopardy! Million Dollar Masters tournament in 2002, participation in a million-dollar-winning team on Greed in 2000 winning $200,000 for himself, and a successful $250,000 phone-a-friend answer for a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

His current weblog is BobHarris.com, although he also contributes frequently to the weblog This Modern World by cartoonist Tom Tomorrow. Harris is the voice of Sparky the penguin in the animated cartoons.

In 1999, Common Courage Press published his first book "Steal This Book and Get Life Without Parole," a collection of his political columns. Also included was "Thumbs of Steel," an essay originally published in The Realist, about his original appearances on Jeopardy. Harris would later expand this column into Prisoner of Trebekistan, which was published by Crown Publishing Group in 2006, and included details of his later tournament successes and failures.

His third book, a tongue-in-cheek guide to world conflicts, Who Hates Whom: Well-Armed Fanatics, Intractable Conflicts, and Various Things Blowing Up-A Woefully Incomplete Guide (Crown Publishing Group), was published September 25, 2007.

Bob's forthcoming fourth book, for Bloomsbury Publishing, will explore the impact of global microfinance and in particular Kiva loans in third-world countries.
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Iron Man Epic Collection Duel of Iron
2016 - Iron Man Epic Collection Duel of Iron (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780785195061
ISBN-10: 0785195068
Genres: Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels
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Bob Harris Still Whispering After All These Years
The Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820
2014 - The Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780748692576
ISBN-10: 0748692576
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The International Bank of Bob Connecting Our Worlds One 25 Kiva Loan at a Time
The International Bank of Bob Connecting Our World One 25 Loan At a Time
Avengers Assault on Olympus
2011 - Avengers Assault on Olympus (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780785155331
ISBN-10: 0785155333
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
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BTEC Level 2 First Sport Teaching Resource Pack
2010 - Btec Level 2 First Sport Teaching Resource Pack [BTEC First Sport] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781846907173
ISBN-10: 1846907179
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Where to Start a War on Holiday
2010 - Where to Start a War on Holiday (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781906142353
ISBN-10: 1906142351
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Sir Bobby Robson
2010 - Sir Bobby Robson (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780297859277
ISBN-10: 0297859277
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What is a Wommett The Autobiography of Mick Abrahams
2008 - What Is a Wommett the Autobiography of Mick Abrahams (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781906358488
ISBN-10: 1906358486
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Motor City Rock and Roll The 1960's and 1970's
2008 - Motor City Rock and Roll the 1960's and 1970's [Images of America: Michigan] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780738552361
ISBN-10: 0738552364
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The Scottish People and the French Revoloution
2008 - The Scottish People and the French Revoloution [Enlightenment World: Political and Intelledtual History of the Long Eighteenth Century] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781851968848
ISBN-10: 1851968849
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Who Hates Whom Well-Armed Fanatics Intractable Conflicts and Various Things Blowing Up A Woefully Incomplete Guide
Scotland The Making and Unmaking of the Nation C1100 -1707 4
2007 - Scotland the Making and Unmaking of the Nation C1100 -1707 4 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781845860295
ISBN-10: 1845860292
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Prisoner of Trebekistan A Decade in Jeopardy
2006 - Prisoner of Trebekistan a Decade in Jeopardy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780307339560
ISBN-10: 0307339564
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Scotland The Making and Unmaking of the Nation C 1100-1707 3
2006 - Scotland the Making and Unmaking of the Nation C 1100-1707 3 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781845860059
ISBN-10: 1845860055
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Bob Harris' Guide to Concrete Overlays  Toppings
The King
2005 - The King (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780750523257
ISBN-10: 0750523255
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Sir Bobby Robson Living the Game
2004 - Sir Bobby Robson Living the Game (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781841882444
ISBN-10: 1841882445
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BTEC First Sport
2004 - Btec First Sport (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780435454586
ISBN-10: 0435454587
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BTEC First Sport Student Book
2004 - Btec First Sport Student Book (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780435454609
ISBN-10: 0435454609
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2001 - The Whispering Years [Radio Collection] (Audio Cassette)Hardcover
Aspects of Education [Young Fabian pamphlet] (Paperback)
Working with Distressed Young People [Empowering Youth and Community Work Practice] (Paperback)