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New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know Hardcover – 3 October 2002

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Well written, well researched, and well worth the money. Library Journal

About the Author

James Trefil, the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University, is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books, including The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy.

E.D. Hirsch, Jr. is the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and the author of Cultural Literacy, The First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, and The Core Knowledge Series. Dr. Hirsch is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been a senior fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is president of the Core Knowledge Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to educational reform.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 3rd ed. edition (3 October 2002)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 672 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0618226478
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0618226474
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 12 - 17 years
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 19.53 x 4.58 x 23.5 cm
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