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The United States of Awesome

Fun, Fascinating and Bizarre Trivia about the Greatest Country in the Universe

Published by Ulysses Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Discover the most astounding facts about the United States of America in this fun, funny and fascinating trivia book for teens and adults.

From the Mayflower landing on Plymouth Rock to Apollo 11’ s touchdown on the moon, America has been nothing but the effing coolest country ever. This book is packed with fun facts, curious trivia and wacky revelations about the land of the free, including:

• In the midst of the Civil War, 10,000 Confederate soldiers had a snowball fight—Tar Heels vs. Georgians.
• Washington’s four dogs were named Drunkard, Taster, Tipler and Tipsy.
• Unlike melodramatic Hollywood versions, the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral lasted just 30 seconds.
• The incredibly unlucky son of Abe Lincoln witnessed the assassination deaths of three presidents.
• The U.S. refused to pay a $400 littering fine for dropping the space station on Australia.
• Ford pardoned not only Nixon but also Robert E. Lee 105 years after Lee’s death.
• There is no evidence that Betsy Ross designed the American flag.

About The Author

Josh Miller is a blogger, film critic, screenwriter, and author of A Zombie's History of the United States and The World Reduced to Inforgraphics.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (December 25, 2012)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781612431130

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