The Good Citizen's Handbook: A Guide to Proper Behavior

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Good citizenship starts with you! This crucial collection of real guidance from government, civics, and scouting handbooks of the 1920s-1960s shows you how—through proper dental hygiene, a pleasant demeanor, and obedience of even minor laws—you can ensure the health and happiness of nation, neighbor, and kin. Jennifer McKnight-Trontz, author of the popular Yes You Can: Advice from Self-Help Experts, leads the way with hundreds of illustrations, charts, and tips compiled in this pocket-sized handbook for a better ...

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San Francisco, CA 2001 Soft Cover/Linen First Edition, First Printing NEW-COLLECTIBLE in None as Issued jacket BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. First Edition, First Printing. A primer ... on good citizenry for the young (and old). Author Jennifer McKnight-Trontz explains why not to cross roads against red light, NOT, as in common practice, in terms of "avoiding harm to onself", but social responsibility. The philosophy behind this guide is her quote of R.O. Hughes: "The character of any community, however large or small, depends on the character of its members. Every good citizen in the community is a good influence. Every evil citizen is a bad influence". Contents distilled from civics texts, citizen manuals, gov't pamphlets, and, scouting manuals from 1920s to 1960s. Stimulating book, particulary as civics, as a separate subject, has been eliminated from public school curriculum. Read more Show Less

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Good citizenship starts with you! This crucial collection of real guidance from government, civics, and scouting handbooks of the 1920s-1960s shows you how—through proper dental hygiene, a pleasant demeanor, and obedience of even minor laws—you can ensure the health and happiness of nation, neighbor, and kin. Jennifer McKnight-Trontz, author of the popular Yes You Can: Advice from Self-Help Experts, leads the way with hundreds of illustrations, charts, and tips compiled in this pocket-sized handbook for a better world, a better community, a better you. Learn the importance of good posture, the benefits of taxation, and simple ways to avoid infection! Understand, too, just how dangerous slouching is to national character. There's simply too much at stake not to read this book.

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We cross at the green and never in between. After every meal, we brush in a circular motion. We vote in every election and read all campaign literature. We report suspicious characters. When we borrow something, we return it promptly. We never make noise around hospitals, churches, or where old people may be sleeping. The national anthem is our favorite song and the pledge of allegiance, our daily motto. We are good citizens. Culled from school and government publications from the '50s and '60s, this handbook returns to a simpler world, where eating plenty of red meat and paying your taxes were considered Really Good Things. Father Knows Bestseal of approval.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811830669
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer McKnight-Trontz is a writer and designer living in south Florida whose books include Hang in There!, How to Be Popular, Yes You Can, and The Good Citizen's Handbook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2007

    Good Citizenship....Made in China??

    At first glance this looked like an interesting, amusing book that presented American historical and cultural information. I could not resist a book on how to be a good citizen along with the American flag so proudly displayed on the front cover. Imagine the horror when I saw (on the inside front cover) the phrase 'Made/printed in China'! It was an easy decision not to buy this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2003

    Light Reading, Important Truths

    This self-evident little book is incredible. I've given away several copies over the years. If only everyone would read - and adhere to - the principles promoted herein, the world really could be a better place. Promotes common decency and courtesy. Not preachy, just peachy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2002

    Taken seriously

    I found this book to be a great guide to good decent living. If we all lived by this book and the Bible, the world would be a much better place to live.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2002

    Funny?

    While this book is portrayed as poking fun at the way America used to be, I find there to be many truths contained within these pages. I am 42 years old and can remember seeing many of the things contained within this book in various school and church publications of my youth. While some may think of this book as being 'funny' I can't help but wonder what America would be like today if these values were still being taught in our schools.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2001

    Funny and Worth your 12 bucks

    This is a very funny side splitting book. Why you ask? Because of the difference of life today and life in the 50's. 'A good citizen eats plenty of meat' see the difference? this is a very good book to buy!

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