A. J. Jacobs Quote
I know that history is simultaneously a bloody mess and a collection of feats so inspiring and amazing they make you proud to share the same DNA structure with the rest of humanity. I know you'd better focus on the good stuff or you're screwed.
The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World (ed. Simon and Schuster, 2004) - ISBN: 9780743250603