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The Practical Guide to Practically Everything
     

The Practical Guide to Practically Everything

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by Peter W. Bernstein, Christopher Ma
 

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The most successful and useful new almanac of the decade is back, with reams of new material to help readers make the most out of their lives in the coming year. This year's Practical Guide includes advice from more than 500 experts, including O.J. Simpson's jury consultant on the ins and outs of jury duty; Cal Ripken, Jr., on how to go from Little League to the

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The most successful and useful new almanac of the decade is back, with reams of new material to help readers make the most out of their lives in the coming year. This year's Practical Guide includes advice from more than 500 experts, including O.J. Simpson's jury consultant on the ins and outs of jury duty; Cal Ripken, Jr., on how to go from Little League to the majors; master chef Jacques Pepin on his favorite low-fat gourmet desserts; and C. Everett Koop on how to choose a doctor. Graphs, tables, charts & illustrations.

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Densely packed with more than 400 tables, 100 black-and-white illustrations and maps, and much basic printed text, this book covers the American revolutionary period in 19 topical chapters. Most topicsgeography, demographics, the economy, health, education, religion, science, the arts, popular culture, crimereceive adequate attention, with heavy emphasis on "insight into everyday life." On the other hand, Purvis (American National Biography Project) inexplicably slights the Revolutionary War, which, after all, is the central historical event of the period; only individual battles are briefly mentioned in a chronology. The first of four volumes in a series intended to explore the American experience from 1492 to 1945, this work is recommended for larger libraries as a complement to such standard sources as the Encyclopedia of Colonial and Revolutionary America (LJ 11/1/89) and the Encyclopedia of American Social History (LJ 6/1/93).Ken Kister, author of "Kister's Best Encyclopedias," Tampa, Fla.

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ISBN-13:
9780679754923
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/17/1996
Pages:
900
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.41(h) x 1.68(d)

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The Practical Guide to Practically Everything 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's not really a reference book, although it could be used as a reference. It's not a history book, but it contains historical data. It's not a textbook, but the information is educational. What this book is, in one word, is 'intriguing.'