Stuff Every American Should Know

Denise Kiernan, Joseph D'Agnese

This pocket-sized better half is full of stuff each American may still know.
Who performed the 1st online game of baseball? what is a bicameral congress? the place did Mount Rushmore come from? who's Geronimo and who will we yell his identify once we jump?
Stuff each American may still Know answers those questions plus nice info at the announcement of Independence, fireworks, the 1st Thanksgiving, "The Star-Spangled Banner," assassination makes an attempt on U.S. presidents, buffalo nickels, the Statue of Liberty, the right way to bake the proper apple pie, and lots more and plenty, even more.  

From the Hardcover edition.

Are the U.S. structure and statement of Independence very important to you?
Then you have to try out different books by the authors:
Signing Their RIGHTS Away: the celebrity & Misfortune of the lads Who Signed the U.S. Constitution
"An terribly attention-grabbing learn of America's lesser-known founding fathers along the extra recognized ones, Signing Their Rights Today is a welcome and enthusiastically steered contribution to public and faculty library shelves." -- Midwest e-book Review (Reviewer's Choice)

"[The authors]...maintain a clean reverence for the structure itself. instead of ask readers to think that an 'assembly of demigods' (Jefferson's phrases) wrote the structure, Ms. Kiernan and Mr. D'Agnese problem the concept that the crowd that crafted this rfile of putting up with genius used to be uniquely terrific or visionary. If this increases the query of ways precisely the miracle used to be comprehensive, it may at the least supply readers a few wish for our personal doubtless uninspired political era." -- The Wall road Journal

Signing Their LIVES Away: the celebrity & Misfortune of the lads Who Signed the assertion of Independence

In the summer season of 1776, fifty-six males risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and signal the announcement of Independence--yet what percentage of them will we really remember?

Signing Their Lives Away 
introduces readers to the eclectic workforce of statesmen, squaddies, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this ancient document--and the various unusual fates that awaited them. a few prospered and rose to the top degrees of usa govt, whereas others had their houses and farms seized through British soldiers.

Featured historical past name in Reader's Digest's, "Best of the United States" factor, 2009.

"Kiernan and D'Agnese...succeed in stripping away preconceived notions of the extra well-known signers, and bringing out whatever of curiosity concerning the different, much less popular ones..."--Library Journal

"Kiernan and D'Agnese current stunning person images of the entire signers" -- college Library magazine, starred review

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