Books for your bucks
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | June 8, 2015

    Owen Sheers: IMG Powell's Q&A: Owen Sheers



    Describe your latest book. I Saw a Man is a contemporary novel set between London, New York, Nevada, and Wales. The book opens with Michael Turner,... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      I Saw a Man

      Owen Sheers 9780385529075

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton US History- General

The Slackers Guide to U.S. History: The Bare Minimum on Discovering America, the Boston Tea Party, the California Gold Rush, and Lots of Other Stuff D

by

The Slackers Guide to U.S. History: The Bare Minimum on Discovering America, the Boston Tea Party, the California Gold Rush, and Lots of Other Stuff D Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

What does Miley Cyrus have in common with Sacagawea? How could Steve Jobs have helped Eisenhower? What does the moon landing have to do with the Hilton sisters?

In less time than it takes to recite the preamble to the Constitution, most Americans can spout off all their U.S. history knowledge. (Hint: it starts with In 1492 and ends with sailed the ocean blue.) That's because most history books are as interesting as the phone book--and have the same number of pages. The average Joe (the guy who TiVo'd John Adams on HBO but won't make Colonial Williamsburg his next vacation spot) needs a witty and edgy history book--and he has it, with with this guide. Hysterical authors--and self-described slackers--Don Stewart and John Pfeifer give readers the bare minimum on important events such as: The Civil War (the war that pitted brother vs. brother--about the bruthas)The expedition of Lewis and Clark (the ultimate road trip)The Boston Tea Party (not much of a party unless that tea was from Long Island)The assassination of JFK (one vacation that ended particularly badly) Combining current pop culture references and accessible historical information, this satirical book catches readers up on what they slept through in History 101.

Synopsis:

Self-described slackers Stewart and Pfeiffer give readers the bare minimum on important events. Combining current pop-culture references and accessible historical information, this satirical book catches readers up on what they had slept through in History 101.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605503462
Author:
Stewart, Don
Publisher:
Adams Media Corporation
Author:
Pfeiffer, John
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
258
Dimensions:
7.34x5.58x.73 in. .61 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Last American Man
    Used Trade Paper $6.95
  2. How Soccer Explains the World: An... Used Trade Paper $7.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Political
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » US History » Reference

The Slackers Guide to U.S. History: The Bare Minimum on Discovering America, the Boston Tea Party, the California Gold Rush, and Lots of Other Stuff D Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.95 In Stock
Product details 258 pages Adams Media Corporation - English 9781605503462 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Self-described slackers Stewart and Pfeiffer give readers the bare minimum on important events. Combining current pop-culture references and accessible historical information, this satirical book catches readers up on what they had slept through in History 101.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.