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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

  • Series: Stuff You Should Know
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books; 7/16/12 edition (June 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159474582X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594745829
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 0.7 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: #262,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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The book had a great concept. It didn't have enough detail to be helpful on subjects I wasn't familiar with. We bought one of these books for each family group (our children plus ourselves) and didn't get any feedback from any of them.
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Only a few interesting tidbits. Mostly rudimentary and not altogether particularly well written. Even though the author admits it's her point-of-view as to what is important, she should have many more facts and much fewer details of only selected facts.
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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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