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 reasons tougher to appreciate than the topics treated.
In the distance of some hundred pages Fowler has awarded the thousand or extra issues which are worth figuring out. He examines every thing from April Fool's Day ("Its starting place is unknown, however it is meant to keep on with an historical festival customized of taking part in tips 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 booklet isn't a trifling encyclopedia -- it's an schooling unto itself.
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