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Discovering America's Past

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Featuring special sections on bizarre, delightful, and amazing aspects of our nation's unique past, these 450+ surprising but absolutely true stories examine America's history, not through its great moments, but by way of the foibles and folkways that built its character. 700 illus. and photos.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Readers Digest (first published January 1st 1972)
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Russell Hall
So many interesting little pieces of information. It took me a while to read since there was so much. I think this book would be great in the classroom to pick up on little bits of popular history so that students could learn where things like candy bars had their beginnings.
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This is a wonderful resource for random facts on all areas of American life!
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