A lighthearted exploration of widely believed historical misconceptions is presented in 10 trivia-peppered chapters that cover the essential social, political and cultural events, setting the record straight on subjects ranging from Abraham Lincoln and the 1960s to SPAM and swine flu. By the creators of Mental Floss Presents Know It All. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Smarter than your old history teacher, funnier than the founding fathers, and more American than apple pie, The Mental Floss History of the United States is an almost (but not entirely) comprehensive primer on American history (or at least, the good stuff). From the editors of MentalFloss.com and mental_floss magazine&;with its tagline: &;Feel smart again&;&;comes an American History text packed with hilarious (but true!) trivia written in the smart-aleck tradition of The Mental Floss History of the World, Mental Floss Presents In the Beginning, and the first mental_floss book, Condensed Knowledge. Perfect for trivia buffs, history lovers, college students, and anyone who likes to laugh and learn. United States history has never been so fun.