Oh, Say Did You Know?
The Secret History of America's Famous Figures, Fads, Innovations & Emblems, from Ben Franklin's Turkey to Obama's BlackBerry
By Fred DuBose & Martha Hailey
Hardcover | 176 pages | 5 3/8 x 8
US$14.95 | CAN$15.95
Publication Date: 2009-09-03
With wit and charm, Oh, Say Did You Know? gives readers 300 interesting ideas and events that helped shaped the United States. Gain valuable insight into the intricacies of every period of American history, from the colonial days up to the historic election of the first African-American president. Each chapter covers a variety of topics, including government, politics, economy, commerce, science, education, innovation, medicine, daily life, and arts and entertainment. Myth-debunking sidebars are dispersed throughout the book, in addition to fun tidbits about lesser-known historical figures and lists such as "Occupations of the Presidents" and "America's All-Time Favorite Movies." Whether you're a history buff or a lover of miscellany, you won't be able to get enough of these fascinating anecdotes.