STUPID AMERICAN HISTORY

STUPID AMERICAN HISTORY

TALES OF STUPIDITY, STRANGENESS, AND MYTHCONCEPTIONS

LELAND GREGORY

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Editorial:
GENERICA
Año de edición:
2009
Materia
Inglés - oferta
ISBN:
978-0-7407-7991-6
Páginas:
272
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America is the home of the brave and, apparently, the stupid and gullible. Satirist Leland Gregory teaches us a lesson in historical hilarity with u003ciu003eStupid American Historyu003c/iu003e.u003cpu003eFrom Columbus to George W. Bush (that's a lot of material, people), Leland leads us through American history's mythconceptions, exposing idiocy and inanity along the time line. He reeducates by informing us about myths. For example, Samuel Prescott actually was the guy to alert us that the British were coming and not that Paul Revere dude.u003cpu003e u003cpu003eMove over Colbert and Stewart; satire has finally found its rightful place in American history.u003cpu003eExcerpt from the book:u003cpu003e"John Tyler was on his knees playing marbles when he was informed that Benjamin Harrison had died and he was now president of the United States. At that time marbles was a very popular game for both children and grown-ups."u003cpu003eFor reasons still unknown, Texas congressman Thomas Lindsay Blanton, a Presbyterian Sunday school teacher and prohibitionist, inserted dirty words into the Congressional Record in 1921. His colleagues overwhelmingly censured him on October 24, 1921, by a vote of 293-0."

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