An Incomplete Education, Revised Edition

An Incomplete Education, Revised Edition

Hardcover(REVISED)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345391377
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1995
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 685
Product dimensions: 7.71(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.57(d)

About the Author

Judy Jones is a freelance writer who lives in Princeton, New Jersey. William Wilson was also a freelance writer. Wilson went to Yale and Jones to Smith, but both have maintained that they got their real educations in the process of writing this book. William Wilson died in 1999.


Table of Contents

Introduction to the Revised Editionix
Introductionxiii
Chapter 1American Studies2
Chapter 2Art History62
Chapter 3Economics120
Chapter 4Film146
Chapter 5Literature184
Chapter 6Music264
Chapter 7Philosophy302
Chapter 8Political Science338
Chapter 9Psychology416
Chapter 10Religion450
Chapter 11Science490
Chapter 12World History554
Lexicon620
Index663

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An Incomplete Education, Revised Edition 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Maggie_Rum on LibraryThing 3 months ago
I love this book! It's funny, informative, and you certainly feel smarter after just browsing its pages.
Harmless_Dilettante on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A significantly more extensive version of Father Guido Sarducci's "Five Minute University or What you'll remember after you've been out of college for a year" routine. It's a fun read which will allow you to bore people at cocktail parties then trounce them at trivial pursuit later. I bought a copy for myself and several friends.
kaelirenee on LibraryThing 5 months ago
All the things I couldn't be bothered to learn in school...Most of the writing in this book is written with a refreshing ammount of levity and humor. The work that went into this book is clear. While it's not the kind of book you curl up with and read for hours straight, it is the kind of book you read in snippets over the course of many months, interspersed with other books. It certainly won't make up for serious scholarship, research, and boatloads of reading. It will help guide you to things that might actually be WORTH studying, though. For instance, I dispise philosophy, but because of this book, I actually found a philosopher I agree with enough to read. It's amazing what can happen when you read books that dabble in many subjects...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one refreshing refresher! Intended to 'Fill the potholes in one's education,' it is humorous enough to keep you chuckling (especially if you get the infinate number of references), and to-the-point enough to make for an excellent quick-reference. If you're like me, however, have a dictionary and encyclopedia handy while reading this behemoth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The authors of An Incomplete Education have done a wonderful job with this book. The writing style is humorous, but it still gets information (ranging from almost-necessary to trivial) across in a way that sticks. If you have a library of any kind, I would recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an 18 year old student, I must say that this book is immensely helpful. I am in an International Baccalaureate program (for the unknowing, think an all-AP schedule, plus a few extra 3,000-word papers), and I have used this book repeatedly to understand some obscure English reference, to fatten up a report with some extra references, or just to learn - again- about human evolution, psychology, or the parts of an orchestra. Most important, however, is the smartmouth tone it maintains throughout. The authors of AIE write so well that I actually found myself reading this book for pleasure. This book is priceless. I would recommend it for high school, college, and graduate level students the country over. For very little cash, you can give a graduate- recent or not- a valuable tool for learning.