The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History

By Adam Selzer
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780385736503, 326pp.

Publication Date: December 22, 2009

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Description

Do you know America? No, I mean, do you REALLY know America? Would you recognize John Adams in a lineup? Can you identify any presidents between Lincoln and Roosevelt?

Hmmm. I thought so.

Well, you really need this book.

Not only will it improve your sorry historical knowledge, it will crack you up, and give you material to throw your teachers off-balance for entire class periods. Identify their lies! Point out their half-truths! And possibly, just possibly, gain some extra credit for yourself.




About the Author
Adam Selzer lived in Des Moines back before it was cool, then tried out a series of small Georgia towns that will probably never be cool before settling in Chicago. In addition to several books on Chicago history and ghostlore, he's the author of several young adult and middle grade novels, including "How To Get Suspended and Influence People" (which is part of the ALA's Banned Books Week packet), "I Kissed a Zombie and I liked It", and "Sparks" (under the name SJ Adams, a Stonewall Honor book for 2013). He has seen Bob Dylan in concert more than forty times, holds a world record for "Most Richard Nixon jokes in a Children's Book," and often performs music, both solo and with various bands, at science fiction conventions. Visit him online at AdamSelzer.com.
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