By Nathaniel Clark Fowler Jr.
Fowler has used the easiest English, and has refrained from, so far as attainable, all technical phrases. He has endeavored to not fall into the typical errors of creating his motives more durable to appreciate than the topics treated.
In the gap of some hundred pages Fowler has provided the thousand or extra issues which are worth understanding. He examines every little thing from April Fool's Day ("Its foundation is unknown, however it is meant to stick with an historic competition customized of taking part in tips at the first day of April"), to the Seven Wonders of the traditional and new worlds, to the derivation of the time period "Yankee."
The ebook isn't a trifling encyclopedia -- it truly is an schooling unto itself.
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1000 Things Worth Knowing by Nathaniel Clark Fowler Jr.