By Nathaniel Clark Fowler Jr.
Fowler has used the easiest English, and has kept away from, so far as attainable, all technical phrases. He has endeavored to not fall into the typical mistakes of constructing his motives more durable to appreciate than the themes treated.
In the gap of some hundred pages Fowler has awarded the thousand or extra issues which are worth realizing. He examines every little thing from April Fool's Day ("Its foundation is unknown, however it is meant to persist with an historic festival customized of enjoying methods 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 an insignificant encyclopedia -- it really is an schooling unto itself.
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1000 Things Worth Knowing by Nathaniel Clark Fowler Jr.