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Don't Know Much About Anything: Everything…

Don't Know Much About Anything: Everything You Need to Know but Never…

by Kenneth C. Davis

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  1. Mental Floss presents In the Beginning: From Big Hair to the Big Bang, mental_floss presents a Mouthwatering Guide to the Origins of Everything by Editors Of Mental Floss (2007)
  2. Don't Know Much About Anything Else: Even More Things You Need to Know but Never Learned About People, Places, Events, and More! by Kenneth C. Davis (2008)
  3. An Incomplete Education, Revised Edition by Judy Jones (1987)
  4. Don't Know Much About Literature: What You Need to Know but Never Learned About Great Books and Authors by Kenneth C. Davis (2009)
  5. The Knowledgebook: Everything You Need to Know to Get By in the 21st Century by National Geographic (2007)
  1. The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind by The New York Times (2004)
  2. The Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd (2006)
  3. The Ultimate Book of Useless Information: A Few Thousand More Things You Might Need to Know (But Probably Don't) by Noel Botham (2003)
  4. Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?: More Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Whiskey Sour by Mark Leyner (2006)
  5. Imponderables by David Feldman (1986)



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The author gives you little know facts and trivia about history, mythology, the Bible, the universe, geography, Civil War and lots of people in between. He does it all with an irreverent and amusing voice. You might actually remember some of what you read. ( )
  Ellens_ESO | Dec 26, 2012 |
A very fun trivia styled book of facts you feel you should know but still draw blanks. It was fun to learn new pieces of history about everything from presidents to hamburgers. At times I wished the book was more in depth on subjects and the page turning was a little tedious. Overall it was a fun and education read. ( )
  bleached | May 22, 2011 |
Kenneth Davis has written many books in his "Don't Know Much" series, covering everything from the Bible to the Universe to the Civil War. In all those books, he takes questions about his topic and give clear information, never very deep, but excellent starting points when learning about any new topic. However, in DKMA Anything, he presents a series of mini-quizzes about each topic, giving brief sentence-length answers to each. This might be very entertaining and useful for middle- and high-school aged children and their families. It's also quite amusing to dip into. However, this format precludes reading in large doses or for any real insight into a topic. ( )
1 vote kaelirenee | Oct 5, 2008 |
An excellent book for learning some things you may have never heard before. Best read in small doses to avoid "fact overload" and give you time to think over what you've read and possibly do further research on something you'd like to learn even more about. ( )
  rastaphrog | Feb 21, 2008 |
Good book, with some fascinating and fun information, but the format is more like taking a series of little tests. Consequently I found I had to be flipping back and forth between the pages, which got tiresome. ( )
  omphalos02 | Aug 18, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061251461, Paperback)

In his wildly entertaining, winningly irreverent, New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series, author Kenneth C. Davis has amused and edified us with fascinating facts about history, mythology, the Bible, the universe, geography, and the Civil War.

Now, the sky's the limit in his latest irresistible installment—a grand tour of knowledge that carries us from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Berlin Wall, from the Salem Witch Trials to Watergate, from Michelangelo to Houdini. Brimming with busted myths, gripping true stories, and peculiar particulars about a plethora of people, places, and events, this captivating compendium is guaranteed to delight information lovers everywhere as it feeds our insatiable appetite to know everything!

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Provides answers to questions on subjects ranging from famous people and historical events to holidays and traditions, sports, and food.

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