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The Mental Floss History of the United States: The (Almost) Complete and (Entirely) Entertaining Story of America

Autor: Sass, Erik

Editorial: HarperCollins Publisher

Formato:Tapa Dura
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The Mental Floss History of the United States: The (Almost) Complete and (Entirely) Entertaining Story of America : 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). In trademark smart aleck style, this is history according to mental_floss, an insightfully accurate and incisively humorous exploration of little-known truths and widely believed falsehoods, which simultaneously exposes some of America's oddest moments, strangest citizens, most egregious frauds, and much, much more. Ten meaty chapters, peppered with fun trivia, entertainingly cover the essential timeline of the social, political, and cultural happenings of American history and mythbust all the lies teachers told us along the way. Was Abraham Lincoln really a heroic defender of liberty and freedom? Were the Sixties actually a groovy time of peace and love? Has the U.S. always been dependent on foreign oil? mental_floss sets the record straight and shares the fascinating stories behind politics, literature, fashion, televangelism, serial killers, genetic engineering, Yuppies, SPAM, the original Swine Flu, potato chips, rollerskating, mobsters, rum, communists, beaver wars, the rise and fall of irony, and everything else made in the U.S.A.


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History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9780061928222
ISBN 10:0061928224
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:420
Tamaño:8.40" l x 5.60" w x 1.40" h
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