Monday, August 2, 2010
MUST READ: Michael Macrone
The "Brush Up" series by Michael Macrone familarizes the reader with the three pillars of"Western Civ": The Bible, Greek/Roman thought, and Shakespeare.
Brush Up Your Shakespeare!: (1990) An Infectious Tour Through the Most Famous and Quotable Words and Phrases from the Bard
It's Greek to Me: Brush Up Your Classics (1991): A guide to common sayings and concepts deriving from classical literature
By Jove!: Brush Up Your Mythology (1992) A guide to common sayings and concepts deriving from Greek and Roman mythology.
Brush Up Your Bible! (1993) A guide to common sayings and concepts deriving from the Bible
Eureka!: What Archimedes Really Meant and 80 Other Key Ideas Explained (1994) A tour through the "great ideas" of Western culture.
Brush Up Your Poetry!: A Many-Splendoured Tour of the World's Best-Loved Verse (1996) An overview of Western poetry.