By Don Stewart, John Pfeiffer
What does Miley Cyrus have in universal with Sacagawea? How may well Steve Jobs have helped Eisenhower? What does the moon touchdown need to do with the Hilton sisters?In much less time than it takes to recite the preamble to the structure, so much american citizens can spout off all their U.S. historical past wisdom. (Hint: it starts off with ?In 1492? and ends with ?sailed the sea blue.?) That?s simply because such a lot heritage books are as attention-grabbing because the cell book?and have an identical variety of pages. the typical Joe (the man who TiVo?d John Adams on HBO yet won?t make Colonial Williamsburg his subsequent destination) wishes a witty and edgy heritage book?and he has it, with with this advisor. Hysterical authors?and self-described slackers?Don Stewart and John Pfeifer provide readers the naked minimal on very important occasions such as:The Civil warfare (the warfare that pitted brother vs. brother?about the bruthas)The day trip of Lewis and Clark (the final highway trip)The Boston Tea celebration (not a lot of a celebration except that tea used to be from lengthy Island)The assassination of JFK (one holiday that ended quite badly) Combining present popular culture references and obtainable old details, this satirical ebook catches readers up on what they slept via in background a hundred and one.