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Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know
     

Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

by Barrett Whitener (Read by), E. D. Hirsch Jr
 

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In this forceful manifesto, Hirsch argues that children in the U.S. are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. Includes 5,000 essential facts to know.

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In this forceful manifesto, Hirsch argues that children in the U.S. are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. Includes 5,000 essential facts to know.

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John Gross
It makes fascinating reading, particularly when we bear in mind that, apart from a number of scientific items (included, somewhat inconsistently, in an effort to improve things), it is an attempt to establish what all culturally literate Americans actually know, not what they ought to know. . . . Mr. Hirsch's proposal merits serious consideration. -- New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786162284
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Barrett Whitener has recorded audiobooks since 1992.His recordings have won several awards, including the Audio Publishers Association’s Audie and four Earphones Awards. AudioFile cited him as among "the best voices of the century."He lives in Washington, D.C.

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