Born in the USA: The American Book of Origins

Born in the USA: The American Book of Origins

by Trevor Homer

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Born in the USA: The American Book of Origins by Trevor Homer


From Bubble Wrap to Bubblegum, from Men-on-the-Moon to Monopoly, from Kidney Transplants to Kool-Aid, to microwave ovens to M & M’s, America has been at the forefront of the main advances of the human race for the last two centuries. America has given birth to more new products, devices, medicines, leisure pursuits, sports, religions, music and vehicles than any other country, ancient or modern. Born in the USA celebrates that great pioneering drive which is the pulsing heart of America, with some surprising inventors such as George Washington, Jamie Lee Curtis, Abraham Lincoln, Lee Trevino, Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen. (Zeppo Marx, last of the Marx Brothers, developed the first heart pulse-rate monitor.) Americans have also created some of the most bizarre and comic inventions ever dreamed up. The same country that gave the world the heart pacemaker and email, also gave us the “Denver Boot” (wheel clamps) and Chinese fortune cookies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602397118
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 06/23/2009
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Trevor Homer, who lives in Staffordshire, England, is a former champion amateur golfer, who represented England seventeen times. He has been a director of several private and public companies. This is his second book, based on a lifelong obsession with obscure facts.

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