The Mental Floss History of the United States: The (Almost) Complete and (Entirely) Entertaining Story of America
Smarter than a history teacher, funnier than the Founding Fathers, and more American than Alaska, an almost (but not entirely) comprehensive primer on American history (or at least, the good stuff).
Chapter 1. Prehistory, Puritans, Plantations, and Pirates (23,000 BCE–1715 CE)
Chapter 2. Don’t Worry, Be Scrappy! (1715–1815)
Chapter 3. Drunk and Illiterate (and Not Just a Little Bit) (1815–1850)
Chapter 4. Time for Your Bloodbath (1850–1880)
Chapter 5. Empire State of Mind (1880–1910)
Chapter 6. The United State of Amazing (1910–1930)
Chapter 7. Superpower Surprise (1930–1955)
Chapter 8. Sex, Drugs, and Mocking Roles (1955–1975)
Chapter 9. Morning in America? (1975–1992)
Chapter 10. America the Decider (1992–2010)
Appendix: 44 Presidents in 45 Minutes
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