Great American Anecdotes

Great American Anecdotes

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
Gathers stories about American politicians, business people, and celebrities, including childhood experiences, courtship, discrimination, life in Washington, last words, rules for success, fame, and mistakes

Blackwell North Amer
In Great American Anecdotes, authors John Whitcomb and Claire Whitcomb present some of the most amusing, tragic, and controversial things said since World War II. Readers will find James Dean's driving-safety rules, Dr. Spock's fashion tips for anti-war demonstrators, the best place to smoke pot in the White House, and a special lesson from Rosalynn Carter on escaping from public rest rooms.
This is the true history of postwar America as told through the voices of its people. Readers will feel the resonant voice of Martin Luther King, Jr., as he explains to his daughter why "Funland is closed to colored children"; they will be amused by Eisenhower's unending battles with the squirrels who buried nuts in his White House putting green. This is the personal side that lies just beneath contemporary history, giving us greatest characters the third dimension so often ignored.
Great American Anecdotes provides a collective memory of the past five decades. It features everyone from the powerful to the powerless, from Oliver Stone to Oliver North, from Harry Truman to Truman Capote. It brings to life the moral mishaps and the famous last words. It's about the things that we all have in common, the things we say and do, and the dreams we strive for.

Publisher: New York : Morrow, [1993]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9780688094737
Branch Call Number: 973.92 WHITC
Characteristics: 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Whitcomb, Claire


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