Smarter than your old history teacher, funnier than the Founding Fathers and more American than Betty Crocker cradling an apple pie
Do you still think of Honest Abe as a heroic defender of liberty? That the late ’60s were a groovy time of peace and love? That the United States has always been dependent on foreign oil? Well, you shouldn’t! In this delightful tour through America’s knotty past, mental_floss offers something new: a refreshingly honest history that’s guaranteed to set things straight.
Peppered with trivia, charts, timelines, and, yes, plenty of history, The mental_floss History of the United States includes the juiciest tales of political intrigue, serial killers, mobsters, Puritans, rum, witches, potato chips, and more. Here at last is the true American Dream: an insightful, accurate, and wholly entertaining history that’s 100 percent made in the U. S. of A.
High school history students should read it too.
There is a lot that I learned in here that sadly I never learned in school but it's also done in a way that makes me want to keep reading and learn more.
I found it to be a perfect bathroom book, with each section short enough to read in just a couple minutes.
Funny.and entertaining knowledge for your cranial trapper keeper!Published 3 days ago by Kevin C Stanley
Vapid and guaranteed to insult your intelligence.
While the authors can't be, quite, accused of defending slavery, the chapter discussing the Civil War and... Read more
What I've read so far of the book is very interesting and entertaining! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Mental Floss.Published 3 months ago by Liz Kulla
Love the Mental Floss books, especially those having to do with history. A super fun read and also very informative.Published 4 months ago by Hank
Fun way to relearn American history. All the stuff your history teacher wanted to teach you but could not due to curriculumsPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Never has history been so much fun! Awesome info and quite different from what I learned in History class; intelligent and humorously written!Published 6 months ago by Melinda Mayne