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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Remember the Alamo: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about American History with All the Boring Bits Taken out

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From pilgrims to pioneers to flappers . . . from Plymouth Rock to Pearl Harbor–the history of America in bite-size chunks

How did the conquistadors first stumble across America–and what were the Spanish looking for anyway? What was the Dred Scott Supreme Court case and how did it affect the Civil War? And while some of us may indeed remember the Alamo, why were we once urged to “Remember the Maine”? Here, in chronological order, is a rollicking tour of American history from Columbus’s arrival through Nixon’s resignation, including details about the early colonists, Manifest Destiny, the Civil War–from Southern secession to the surrender at Appomattox–and the nation’s plunge into World War I and the end of U.S. isolationism. It’s the perfect refresher for all the things we learned in school but may have forgotten since.

In concise, highly readable chapters, Remember the Alamo! tells the most exciting story in the world: the story of America–home of Ben Franklin and Al Capone, Abe Lincoln and Rosa Parks, a nation with a passion and a gift for making history to this day.

Synopsis:

Documents major American historical events from the discovery of America to Watergate, using concise language and interesting facts about each event.

About the Author

\Alison Rattle and Allison Vale have written historical books, including one for Barnes and Noble that was published in the U.S. Allison Vale has a degree in American history from a British university and has taught history. Both authors reside in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440339656
Subtitle:
Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about American History with All the Boring Bits Taken out
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Vale, Allison
Author:
Rattle, Alison
Author:
Allison Vale
Author:
s reside in England.
Subject:
History : United States - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091124
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico

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