Stuff Every American Should Know
By Denise Kiernan & Joseph D’Agnese
Hardcover, 144 pages ($9.95)
This slender little volume, compact enough to fit into most hip pockets, is nonetheless packed with a bounty of history, fun facts, essential information and fascinating trivia about what it means to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Bring it along with the hot dogs for the Fourth of July picnic and you’ll be an instant oracle on ten foods invented in America, the origins of Mt. Rushmore, how to fold Old Glory, why we Geronimo when we jump, what’s on an official U.S. citizenship test, and dozens of other red, white and blue topics.