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An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy: How Manners Shaped the World

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With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history. Topics include Courtesies and Greetings, Communication and Correspondence, Dining and Entertaining, Hierarchies and Protocol, Hospitality and Occasions, Amusements and Institutions, Boundaries and Cultural Differences, New Technology and Old Manners. Whether you are planning a trip abroad or just want a fascinating, browsable read, find out what is universal and what is merely a product of one's culture.

About the Author

Bethanne Patrick is a writer and book critic who blogs as The Book Maven. A graduate of Smith College with a master's from the University of Virginia, she hosts an online author interview show for PBS affiliate WETA. Her features, profiles, and reviews have appeared in The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, The Writer, and People.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426208133
Author:
Patrick, Bethanne
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
REFERENCE / Etiquette
Subject:
World History-General
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
175 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.56 x 7.65 x 1.05 in 2.38 lb

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