American History In 100 Nutshells

American History In 100 Nutshells

by Thaddeus F. Tuleja

Paperback(1st ed)

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From the discovery of America to the war in the Persian Gulf, Tad Tuleja chronologically offers 100 sayings and events, using each as a lens through which to view America at that time.

History is fascinating, but with all those pesky people, places, and dates floating in memory limbo, it’s tough to remember enough to have it all make sense. Tad Tuleja has solved that problem by taking American history’s most famous thoughts and phrases and succinctly explaining the events they describe. Arranged chronologically, with three informative appendices and hundreds of tidbits of off-beat information, American History in 100 Nutshells is a fast, thorough, and entertaining walk through the hallowed halls of history. You’ll learn the history behind such terms and sayings as:
• These are the times that try men’s souls
• The shot heard ‘round the world
• Our country right or wrong
• To the victor belongs the spoils
• The Trail of Tears
• The Underground Railroad
• Manifest Destiny
• John Brown’s body lies a’mouldering in the grave
• Jim Crow laws
• A splendid little war
• The Hundred Days
• 205 card-carrying communists
• Don’t trust anyone over 30
• And much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780449903469
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/19/1992
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 1,139,234
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Born in New Jersey in 1944, Tad Tuleja earned a B.A. in European cultural history from Yale University and an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Sussex. He has been a college writing instructor, journalist, editor, and encyclopedia researcher as well as the author (or coauthor) or twenty-five books. His several reference works include books on word lore, popular beliefs, and social customs.

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