The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No One Reads

The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No One Reads

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A surprising, lively, and rich history of that ubiquitous doorstop that most of us take for granted.

Ammon Shea is not your typical thirtysomething book enthusiast. After reading the Oxford English Dictionary from cover to cover (and living to write about it in Reading the OED), what classic, familiar, but little-read book would he turn to next? Yes, the phone book. With his signature combination… (more)

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Publisher: Perigee (October 05, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 283 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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