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CALLING ALL AMERICAN

HISTORY GEEKS

On what day did Niagara Falls cease to fall? What was the midnight ride of Israel Bissel? How many sentences are in the Gettysburg Address? When was Lincoln’s body exhumed? How did P.T. Barnum read his own obituary? Who was “The Old Man of the Mountain”?

Brush up on your American history and revisit some of our nation’s greatest historical moments with this fascinating guide....

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CALLING ALL AMERICAN

HISTORY GEEKS

On what day did Niagara Falls cease to fall? What was the midnight ride of Israel Bissel? How many sentences are in the Gettysburg Address? When was Lincoln’s body exhumed? How did P.T. Barnum read his own obituary? Who was “The Old Man of the Mountain”?

Brush up on your American history and revisit some of our nation’s greatest historical moments with this fascinating guide. Indulge in more than 200 pages of anecdotes and facts in this volume dedicated to the offbeat, entertaining, and illuminating in American history. American History: A Geek’s Guide guarantees to teach you something about American history that you never knew before. As Mark Twain once said, “A historian

who would convey the truth must lie.”

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760789964
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 10/20/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 6.12 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas B. Lyons is a lawyer specializing in criminal cases in New York City. In addition to being an expert on American history, he is a baseball buff who has written several books on the subject, including A Geek’s Guide to Baseball.

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  • Posted August 21, 2009

    Great Book Bad Editing

    This book has some obvious errors through out it such as on page 279 they refer to the vice president during Clarence Thomas's confirmation as Dick Cheney. Also on page 192-193 it states that the Soviets beat the Americans in the first human in space and that it was Yuri Gagarin who was launched in October 12, 1961 and that American finally launched a man into space May 5, 1961.

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