Star-Spangled Manners: In Which Miss Manners Defends American Etiquette (for a Change) (Revised) (Paperback)

In Which Miss Manners Defends American Etiquette (for a Change) (Revised)

By Judith Martin

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393325010, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2003

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Hailed by George Will as "The National Bureau of Standards," Judith Martin, who has "made etiquette writing an exercise in wit" Book), recounts here how Americans fashioned this etiquette of egalitarian respect--a fascinating story that spans from the misunderstood origins of our table manners to the much overlooked legacy of African slaves to etiquette.
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