The New York Times Presents Smarter by Sunday

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The New York Times Presents Smarter by Sunday

52 Weekends of Essential Knowledge for the Curious Mind

By The New York Times; New York Times

St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312571344, 560pp.

Publication Date: October 26, 2010


"A handy, smaller, and more focused version of our popular "New York Times "knowledge books organized by weekends and topic "
""Fell asleep during history class in high school when World War II was covered? Learned the table of elements at one time but have forgotten it since"? "Always wondered who really invented the World Wide Web? Here is the book for you, with all the answers you've been looking for: "The New York Times Presents Smarter by Sunday "is based on the premise that there is a recognizable group of topics in history, literature, science, art, religion, philosophy, politics, and music that educated people should be familiar with today. Over 100 of these have been identified and arranged in a way that they can be studied over a year's time by spending two hours on a topic every weekend.

About the Author
"The New York Times" is regarded as the world's preeminent newspaper. Its news coverage is known for its exceptional depth and breadth, with reporting bureaus throughout the United States and in 26 foreign countries. Winner of 112 Pulitzer Prizes, "The Times" has the largest circulation of any seven-day newspaper in the U.S.

Will Shortz has been crossword editor of "The New York Times" since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday" and is founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.