Great American Anecdotes

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In Great American Anecdotes, authors John Whitcomb and Claire Whitcomb present some of the most amusing, tragic, and controversial things said since World War II. Readers will find James Dean's driving-safety rules, Dr. Spock's fashion tips for anti-war demonstrators, the best place to smoke pot in the White House, and a special lesson from Rosalynn Carter on escaping from public rest rooms. This is the true history of postwar America as told through the voices of its people. Readers will feel the resonant voice ...
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In Great American Anecdotes, authors John Whitcomb and Claire Whitcomb present some of the most amusing, tragic, and controversial things said since World War II. Readers will find James Dean's driving-safety rules, Dr. Spock's fashion tips for anti-war demonstrators, the best place to smoke pot in the White House, and a special lesson from Rosalynn Carter on escaping from public rest rooms. This is the true history of postwar America as told through the voices of its people. Readers will feel the resonant voice of Martin Luther King, Jr., as he explains to his daughter why "Funland is closed to colored children"; they will be amused by Eisenhower's unending battles with the squirrels who buried nuts in his White House putting green. This is the personal side that lies just beneath contemporary history, giving us greatest characters the third dimension so often ignored. Great American Anecdotes provides a collective memory of the past five decades. It features everyone from the powerful to the powerless, from Oliver Stone to Oliver North, from Harry Truman to Truman Capote. It brings to life the moral mishaps and the famous last words. It's about the things that we all have in common, the things we say and do, and the dreams we strive for.

"So this is America. They all seem out of their minds" (Ringo Starr, 1964). In a collection of some of the most amusing, tragic, and controversial things ever said by and about Americans, the Whitcombs feature a cast of characters from across the American spectrum. A wonderfully entertaining celebration of all that is good--and much that is bad--in American life. Photographs throughout.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780688135164
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.08 (d)

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