Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Sep 14 20:23:51 UTC 2008

At 9/14/2008 02:11 PM, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
>On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 01:56:52PM -0400, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> > The weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal, Sept. 13-14, has
> an article about the five essential reference books for a home
> library.  #1 is the World Almanac and #2 is the Yale Book of Quotations:
> >
> > http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122125935106030191.html?mod=2_1167_1
>Congrats, Fred!

I extend my congratulations also -- but it is indeed an irreligious
age (as I heard Sarah Palin say a moment ago about this very list)*
when the number one reference work for a home library is not the
Bible.  Bring back the New England of the 18th century!


* A lie.

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