A sort of Five Foot Shelf in one volume. Or -- to make it more up to date -- the answers to all the questions on Information, Please, in advance. History, philosophy, religion, literature, art and science, presented by the Socratic method (question and answer). If taken in tabloid doses, so much per day, guaranteed to make an educated person of you! Fooling aside, it is the sort of book that has a definite place in the self-help category.