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“This slender little volume, compact enough to fit into most hip pockets, is nonetheless packed with a bounty of history, fun facts, essential information and fascinating trivia about what it means to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.”—American Profile

Stuff Every American Should Know is a very interesting introduction to U.S. history and fills in gaps in one’s knowledge. It entertains. It makes you proud and happy to be an American.”—Bookviews

About the Author

Denise Kiernan and Joseph D’Agnese are the authors of Signing Their Lives Away and Signing Their Rights Away. Both are winners of Education Press Association awards. They live in North Carolina. 

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books (June 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159474582X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594745829
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 0.6 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #239,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By JF on January 17, 2013
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I bought this as a gift for my husband who is a history trivia nut, but he was disappointed in the type of information it contained. My adult daughter loved the diverse topics of American trivia (and consequently, hid it in her coat pocket to take to her house). Rather than the constitutional and political tidbits my husband hoped for, it had tidbits about people, places, and things. Why was the first American flag created so large? When was the real date of American independence? We read some things aloud at the dinner table -- many of the short stories are quite humorous, but all stimulate discussion on varying levels. I'd recommend it for middle schoolers to adult!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Oceanview on December 13, 2012
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We all remember these things but at times we just need to be reminded. Also, a source to end arguments among friends on who did what when and where. Not just a dry rendition of facts. Should be required reading for parents.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark D Talgo on January 16, 2013
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What a great refresher on American History! A quick read at a moments notice tantalizing tidbits of some of what America is about. If the subject needs more in depth research then it is a good spring board to dive in.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N.C. senior on December 21, 2012
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An amusing selection of "Stuff", not just need-to-know information. A great item for passing the time waiting for appointments. Compact size makes it convenient to tote around.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bedtime Reader on January 1, 2013
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Wow! Who knew about some of these very interesting facts. Small book to tuck into a purse or carry-on to read on the plane. I've re-read this book a few times and each time I find a new fact that really sticks in my mind. this book makes a good s bon-voyage gift for friends. they will thank you for it.
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Loved this, such a fun conglomeration of facts regarding American History. Am glad I ordered it and will pass it on to others.
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By mrbilll on May 17, 2013
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It is a lot of fun and educational at the same time. Don't tell your kids that, if they use it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Trent Morgan on December 13, 2012
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The book is a fantastic, fun, compact source of information. I teach high school science, but it's a great addition to my classroom.
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