The Mental Floss History of the United States : The (Almost) Complete and(Entirely) Entertaining Story of America
- Paperback | 420 pages
- 139.7 x 208.28 x 33.02mm | 430.91g
- 13 Jan 2012
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
- Charts; Maps; Line drawings, black and white
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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.