By Denise Kiernan, Joseph D'Agnese

This pocket-sized significant other is stuffed with stuff each American should still know.
Who performed the 1st video game of baseball? what is a bicameral congress? the place did Mount Rushmore come from? who's Geronimo and who can we yell his identify once we jump?
Stuff each American should still Know answers those questions plus nice details at the assertion of Independence, fireworks, the 1st Thanksgiving, "The Star-Spangled Banner," assassination makes an attempt on U.S. presidents, buffalo nickels, the Statue of Liberty, the right way to bake the suitable apple pie, and lots more and plenty, even more.  

From the Hardcover edition.

Are the U.S. structure and announcement of Independence vital to you?
Then you should try out different books by the authors:
Signing Their RIGHTS Away: the celebrity & Misfortune of the lads Who Signed the U.S. Constitution
"An terribly attention-grabbing learn of America's lesser-known founding fathers along the extra famous ones, Signing Their Rights Today is a welcome and enthusiastically advised contribution to public and school library shelves." -- Midwest e-book Review (Reviewer's Choice)

"[The authors]...maintain a clean reverence for the structure itself. instead of ask readers to think that an 'assembly of demigods' (Jefferson's phrases) wrote the structure, Ms. Kiernan and Mr. D'Agnese problem the thought that the gang that crafted this rfile of tolerating genius used to be uniquely fantastic or visionary. If this increases the query of the way precisely the miracle was once finished, it's going to at the very least provide readers a few desire for our personal doubtless uninspired political era." -- The Wall road Journal

Signing Their LIVES Away: the celebrity & Misfortune of the lads Who Signed the assertion of Independence

In the summer season of 1776, fifty-six males risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and signal the announcement of Independence--yet what number of them will we truly remember?

Signing Their Lives Away 
introduces readers to the eclectic workforce of statesmen, infantrymen, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this old document--and the various unusual fates that awaited them. a few prospered and rose to the top degrees of usa executive, whereas others had their houses and farms seized via British soldiers.

Featured heritage identify in Reader's Digest's, "Best of the United States" factor, 2009.

"Kiernan and D'Agnese...succeed in stripping away preconceived notions of the extra recognized signers, and bringing out anything of curiosity concerning the different, much less renowned ones..."--Library Journal

"Kiernan and D'Agnese current outstanding person photographs of the entire signers" -- college Library magazine, starred review

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