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Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States

Author: Dave Barry
Publisher: Fawcett Columbine
Pages: 178
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Amazon: 4/5
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Bindings:Paper Back
If you love to laugh, if you love your country, if you are unaware that "the Sixth Amendment states that if you are accused of a crime, you have the right to a trial before a jury of people too stupid to get out of jury duty," Dave Barry Slept Here is the book for you. Every single momentous event and crucial movement is covered, including:

* The Birthing Contractions of a Nation
* Kicking Some British Butt
* The Forging of a Large, Wasteful Bureaucracy
* The Civil War: A Nation Pokes Itself in the Eyeball
* The Fifties: Peace, Prosperity, Brain Death
* The Reagan-Bush Years: Napping Toward Glory
* And much more!