U. S. History for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470436395
ISBN-13: 9780470436394
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 9.50" wide x 7.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

An award-winning political journalist and history writer for more than three decades, Steve Wiegand has worked as a reporter and columnist for the San Diego Evening Tribune , the San Francisco Chronicle , and the Sacramento Bee , where he currently covers state government and politics.During his career, he has interviewed four presidents and six California governors—and has the dubious distinction of once being airsick and throwing up on the shoes of the state attorney general's wife.It may have been his greatest personal contribution to world history.Wiegand is a graduate of Santa Clara University, where he majored in American literature and U.S. history. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Mass Communications from California State University, San Jose.In addition to The mental_floss History of the World , Wiegand is the author of U.S. History for Dummies , Sacramento Tapestry , and Papers of Permanence , a contributing author to mental_floss presents: Forbidden Knowledge , and a frequent contributor to mental_floss magazine.He lives in Northern California.

Introduction
Getting There, Getting Settled, and Getting Free
America: A Short Biography
Native Americans and Explorers: 12,000 BC(?)-1607
Pilgrims
Progress: The English Colonies, 1607-1700
You Say You Want a Revolution. . .: 1700-1775
Yankee Doodlin: 1775-1783
Blueprints and Birth Pains: 1783-1800
Growing Pains
Long Tom" and One Weird War: 1800-1815
Pulling Together to Keep from Falling Apart: 1815-1844
War, Gold, and a Gathering Storm: 1845-1860
A Most Uncivil War: 1861-1865
Putting the Country Back Together: 1865-1876
Coming of Age
Growing Up: 1876-1898
Growing into the 20th Century: 1899-1918
Gin, Jazz, and Lucky Lindy: 1919-1929
Uncle Sams Depressed: 1930-1940
The World at War: 1941-1945
America in Adulthood
TV, Elvis, and Reds under the Bed: 1946-1960
Camelot to Watergate: 1961-1974
Hold the Malaise, or, Ayatollah So: 1975-1992
No Sex, Please, Im the President: 1993-1999
Its A Small World, After All: Entering the 21st Century
The Part of Tens
Ten American Inventions that Changed Life as We Know It
Ten Events that Defi ned American Culture
Ten Events in U.S. History They Keep Making into Movies
Appendixes
The Bill of Rights: Amendments 1-10 of the Constitution
The Declaration of Independence
Index

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