Synopses & Reviews
Which Texas leader cried, "Remember the Alamo"?
Where in Kentucky can you find eyeless fish and blind beetles?
What Minnesotan was so big that he used a pine tree to brush his beard?
Every state boasts a special claim to fame -- whether for its rich history, natural splendor, advancement of the arts, or other unique contribution to American life. Check out what's said about the place you call home -- and learn surprising facts about the rest of the country.
In this delightfully designed and illustrated book, Kenneth C. Davis's lively question-and-answer format gives you lots of fascinating information. You're guaranteed to impress parents, shock friends, and even stump teachers!
Each of the 50 states boasts a special claim to fame--from its history and natural beauty to its unique contributions to American life. Those great and unusual features are highlighted in this book full of fun questions, quizzes, and riddles.
About the Author
Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times best-selling author of Don't Know Much About® History, Don't Know Much About® Geography, Don't Know Much About® The Civil War,
and Don't Know Much About® The Bible.
People magazine has said that "Reading [Davis] is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had."
A frequent visitor to classrooms and teacher groups, Davis has appeared often on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, National Public Radio, and many other television and radio shows. He is a contributing editor to USA Weekend, which features his Don't Know Much About® quizzes on a variety of subjects.
Born and educated in Mt. Vernon, New York, he now lives in New York City and Vermont with his wife, Joann, and their two children, Jenny and Colin.