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Oh say, did you know? : the secret history of America's famous figures, fads, innovations & emblems from Ben Franklin's turkey to Obama's blackberry

Author: Fred DuBose; Martha Hailey DuBose
Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Oh Say Did You Know serves up 300 intriguing events and ideas that helped shape the United States. Gain valuable insight into the intricacies of every period of American history, from colonial days to the historic election of the first African American president. Five chapters cover a variety of topics, including government, politics, economy, commerce, science, education, innovation, medicine, daily life, and arts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
History
Biography Anecdotes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred DuBose; Martha Hailey DuBose
ISBN: 9781606520352 1606520350
OCLC Number: 318411629
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 174 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Fred DuBose & Martha Hailey.

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"Oh Say Did You Know serves up 300 intriguing events and ideas that helped shape the United States. Gain valuable insight into the intricacies of every period of American history, from colonial days to the historic election of the first African American president. Five chapters cover a variety of topics, including government, politics, economy, commerce, science, education, innovation, medicine, daily life, and arts and entertainment. Myth-debunking sidebars and fun tidbits about lesser-known historical figures are dispersed throughout the book, along with lists such as "Cup o'Canary, Wench!" (long-forgotten drinks serves in colonial taverns) and "America's Ten Highest-Grossing Movies" (from Gone With the Wind to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs). Whether you're a history buff or a lover of miscellany, you won't be able to get enough of these fascinating anecdotes"--Amazon.com.

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