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The mental floss history of the United States the (almost) complete and (entirely) entertaining story of America

Sass, Erik. (Author). Pearson, Will. (Added Author). Hattikudur, Mangesh. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0061928232 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780061928239 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0061928224
  • ISBN: 9780061928222
  • Physical Description: vi, 420 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, c2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prehistory, Puritans, plantations, and pirates: 23,000 BCE-1715 CE -- Don't worry, be scrappy!: 1715-1815 -- Drunk and illiterate (and not just a little bit): 1815-1850 -- Time for your bloodbath: 1850-1880 -- Empire state of mind: 1880-1910 -- United States of amazing: 1910-1930 -- Superpower surprise: 1930-1955 -- Sex, drugs, and mocking roles: 1955-1975 -- Morning in America?: 1975-1992 -- America the decider: 1992-2010 -- 44 presidents in 45 minutes.
Summary, etc.:
Smarter than a history teacher, funnier than the Founding Fathers, and more American than Alaska, an almost (but not entirely) comprehensive primer on American history (or at least, the good stuff). Chapters include interactive worksheets, and the book features a selection of "best of" lists, such as the 10 most notorious mobsters and 7 most corrupt presidents.
Subject: United States
United States History Humor
United States History
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Genre: History.
Humor.
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