The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, by E. D. Hirsch, Joseph F. Kett, and James Trefil
Have you ever read an entire dictionary from start to finish? Me either. Until I found this book. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy is an enthralling look at “what every American should know,” and it proved to me just how little I knew about … pretty much everything. Plus, it looks kick-ass on your shelf and makes robbers think you must be incredibly intelligent. Which you will be — after reading this book.
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