[ Ebook ] ➣ The Mental Floss History of the United States Author Erik Sass – Terrapin-info.co.uk


The Mental Floss History of the United States Smarter Than Your Old History Teacher, Funnier Than The Founding Fathers, And American Than Apple Pie, The Mental Floss History Of The United States Is An Almost But Not Entirely Comprehensive Primer On American History Or At Least, The Good Stuff From The Editors Of MentalFloss.com And Mental_floss Magazine With Its Tagline Feel Smart Again Comes An American History Text Packed With Hilarious But True Trivia Written In The Smart Aleck Tradition Of The Mental Floss History Of The World, Mental Floss Presents In The Beginning, And The First Mental_floss Book, Condensed Knowledge Perfect For Trivia Buffs, History Lovers, College Students, And Anyone Who Likes To Laugh And Learn United States History Has Never Been So Fun.


10 thoughts on “The Mental Floss History of the United States

  1. says:

    Lots of humor and simplifying of American history A good introduction to many subjects that encourage a reader to dig deeper and learnA good, fun, informative read.


  2. says:

    I ve always felt that history should be taught with humor and simplicity, sprinkling dates once in a while only when its absolutely necessary this way, many won t succumb to the drowsiness that hits every couple of pages when reading said genre Out of these three aspects Humor, Simplicity, and Facts , The Mental Floss succeeds on delivering the latter two, and about half of the first Regarding its comedic aspect, this book sure contains its fair number of jokes, but most of them will ma I ve always felt that history should be taught with humor and simplicity, sprinkling dates once in a while only when its absolutely necessary this way, many won t succumb to the drowsiness that hits every couple of pages when reading said genre Out of these three aspects Humor, Simplicity, and Facts , The Mental Floss succeeds on delivering the latter two, and about half of the first Regarding its comedic aspect, this book sure contains its fair number of jokes, but most of them will make you giggle, if not less While I expecte...


  3. says:

    This history book as with all history books needs to be read with a grain of salt I found several date errors which made me wonder how many other mistakes this book had I thought the pacing of this book...


  4. says:

    Random facts Most of which I did not know Did you know that Jimmy Carter was the first president to be born in a hospital WTF.


  5. says:

    A good quick read Some surprises in there Big focus on 20th century, which I liked Recent history often get shot shrift Things I learned Abe Lincoln censored my home town paper during the civil war Al Gore does deserve a lot of credit for the internet.


  6. says:

    A diverting, refreshing take on US history, although not as entertaining as it claims Mildly amusing at best.


  7. says:

    Very funny


  8. says:

    Light, but informative reading Learned some new stuff.


  9. says:

    The Good Stuff American historical information written in an easy to read and understand format Funny as Hell, but also sensitively written at times You can see they have a love for their country, but at the same time admitting its faults and some of its less than stellar historical moments Wonderful explanation about indentured service The titles of the paragraphs are hilarious and often bang on Really enjoyed the paragraph on the War of 1812, but would have likedinformatio The Good Stuff American historical information written in an easy to read and understand format Funny as Hell, but also sensitively written at times You can see they have a love for their country, but at the same time admitting its faults and some of its less than stellar historical moments Wonderful explanation about indentured service The titles of the paragraphs are hilarious and often...


  10. says:

    1853 in upstate NY, this part African American, part Native American chef George Crum had a specialty in making traditional thick cut fries, but day they were sent back twice by the same guest the first time complaining they were too chunky, and the secondthe rest is history Crum had fried them even longer so that they d be so thin and brittle to handle by fork, and doused them in salt to be inedible Abraham Flexner, school teacher about small classes, practical demos student partic 1853 in upstate NY, this part African American, part Native American chef George Crum had a specialty in making traditional thick cut fries, but day they were sent back twice by the same guest the first time complaining they were too chunky, and the secondthe rest is history Crum had fried them even longer so that they d be so thin and brittle to handle by fork, and dou...


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