Since he began dominating Jeopardy in April, Las Vegas local James Holzhauer has won more than $1.5 million on the show in just 20 games. His success is well-documented by USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, ESPN, and countless others fascinated by his breadth of knowledge and sharp strategy. (The Jeopardy website also features a James Holzhauer Tracker.)
Holzhauer currently holds the record for the highest single-game winnings and second-longest winning streak. What's the key to his success? He credits children's books he borrows from the library! So, we asked him to share some of his favorite study books from our catalog. Place a hold and maybe you'll become the next Jeopardy champion!
Annotations by James Holzhauer.
Classics Illustrated series - An invaluable introduction to iconic works of English literature. See more titles in this series below:
National Geographic Kids series - Full of interesting facts about animals, science, and the world around us. See more titles from this series below:
The 1900s (and other decades books) by Stephen Feinstein - Great overview of important moments in American history and society. See more titles from this series below:
A kid gets to appear on Jeopardy! Pay no attention to the depiction of the father as a degenerate gambler.
All about your insides!
Brings the presidents to life.
An interesting look at different belief systems from around the world.
No need to be intimidated by 16th century language! See more titles from this series below:
A look at our greatest wordsmiths. See more titles from this series below:
Because everyone needs a study break.