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An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have Learned but Probably Didn't

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Good jumping off point.

I really like the book. I think the author's sense of humor is fun. Obviously the book doesn't cover every subject in great detail but it certainly opened my mind to new concepts and gave me enough information to do my own study in greater depth on the subjects I foun...
I really like the book. I think the author's sense of humor is fun. Obviously the book doesn't cover every subject in great detail but it certainly opened my mind to new concepts and gave me enough information to do my own study in greater depth on the subjects I found interesting. I bought this book in anticipation of being on a quiz show. I didn't make the cut for the show but I was very pleased with the new things I learned from this book.

posted by CosMcKidd on August 29, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Bits and pieces

I am typically drawn to these tid-bit style books. I enjoy reading useless and sometimes entertaining bits and pieces. So with that proclivity, I was given this as a gift.
While it has it's moments this is basically disjointed, disorganized and uninteresting. A lot of ...
I am typically drawn to these tid-bit style books. I enjoy reading useless and sometimes entertaining bits and pieces. So with that proclivity, I was given this as a gift.
While it has it's moments this is basically disjointed, disorganized and uninteresting. A lot of what appears in here is opinion based. I don't read these type of books for opinion. This is like a "best of" list book in parts. I don't care to read someone else's opinion on insignificant things.
I cannot urge anyone to buy this mess.

posted by Sloth-SHS65 on February 12, 2010

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  • Posted February 12, 2010

    Bits and pieces

    I am typically drawn to these tid-bit style books. I enjoy reading useless and sometimes entertaining bits and pieces. So with that proclivity, I was given this as a gift.
    While it has it's moments this is basically disjointed, disorganized and uninteresting. A lot of what appears in here is opinion based. I don't read these type of books for opinion. This is like a "best of" list book in parts. I don't care to read someone else's opinion on insignificant things.
    I cannot urge anyone to buy this mess.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2008

    Very Disappointing

    As someone who has read and loved history for many decades I thought this book would make a great addition to my collection, but I was very disappointed. Much of the information is piece-meal and incomplete, just enticing the reader a bit and then leaving them wondering where the rest of the story is. I was also surprised by the frequent and glaring anti-conservative messages, which were often unrelated to the topics being discussed. I understand that historians are human and have political leanings, but in this book too much opinion tainted the historical message. I was hoping for an informative new take on the topics included, and as I say, I was disappointed.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2009

    Just Okay

    Not as comprehensive as I had hoped (and too "preachy" on some points). Could have been better organized and given a broader view of the areas it purports to cover.

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