Oh, Say Did You Know?: The Secret History of America's Famous Figures, Fads, Innovations & Emblems : With wit and charm, Oh Say Did You Know serves up 300 intriguing events and ideas that helped shape the United States. Gain valuable insight into the intricacies of every period of American history, from colonial days to the historic election of the first African American president. Five chapters cover a variety of topics, including government, politics, economy, commerce, science, education, innovation, medicine, daily life, and arts and entertainment. Myth-debunking sidebars and fun tidbits about lesser-known historical figures are dispersed throughout the book.