This pocket-sized companion is filled with stuff every American should know.
Who played the first game of baseball? What’s a bicameral congress? Where did Mount Rushmore come from? Who is Geronimo and who do we yell his name when we jump?
Stuff Every American Should Know answers these questions plus great information on the Declaration of Independence, fireworks, the first Thanksgiving, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” assassination attempts on U.S. presidents, buffalo nickels, the Statue of Liberty, how to bake the perfect apple pie, and much, much more.
Denise Kiernan has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Reader's Digest, Saveur, Discover, Ms., New York Daily News, and many other publications. She was head writer of ABC's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" during its Emmy award-winning first season. She has authored a number of books for both adults and children and is the recipient of an EdPress award.
“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 isa 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
Stuff Every American Should Know by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese