Book Reviews of 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About American History

1001 Things Everyone Should Know About American History
1001 Things Everyone Should Know About American History
Author: John A. Garraty
ISBN-13: 9780385244329
ISBN-10: 0385244320
Pages: 207
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3.5 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
The book is not only educational, but fun, too. It's arranged into 8 parts dealing with politics, ideas, people, "What'ses", presidents, literature/music, military matters, and economic matters. Within each of these parts, are very short, numbered entries pertaining to the category at hand. For example, "Part II. Ideas" is further broken down into sections: "Notable Quotations", "Misquotations: Things That Were NOT Said", "Comments about Women by Men", etc. For example: Misquotation Number 352 "'Why don't you speak for yourself, John?' There is no record that Myles Standish asked John Alden to propose to Priscilla Mullens or any other female Pilgrim in his behalf, and since John and Priscilla may have been married as early as 1621, the story told by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 'The Courtship of Miles Standish' is no doubt an example of poetic license."
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Helpful Score: 1
"A necessary addition to every family's library, and a must on every trivia buff's bookshelf, 1000 Things puts American history in a new perspective.