American Trivia Quiz Book

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423637275
Size: 53.16 MB
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American Trivia Quiz Book from the Author: Richard Lederer. Just How Much Do You Know About Our Great Nation? Recent surveys reveal that more Americans can name at least two members of the Simpsons’ cartoon family than can name the first four American presidents in order. Richard Lederer and Caroline McCullagh have written the American Trivia Quiz Book to make your knowledge of our nation’s history at least match the nation’s knowledge of The Simpsons. The American Trivia Quiz Book brims with fascinating facts about the people, places, and events that make our nation great, with a series of fun and informative quizzes on subjects ranging from Columbus to baseball. There are questions about presidents and first ladies, explorers and inventors, heroes and poets. Impress (and stump) your friends with your knowledge of all things American. In the process, you’ll find our national gifts of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to be even more precious. Richard Lederer, Ph.D., is the author of more than 40 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and Presidential Trivia and American Trivia. He has been profiled in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, People, and the National Inquirer, and is founding cohost of A Way with Words on public radio. Dr. Lederer’s syndicated column, “Lederer on Language,” appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has been elected International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International’s Golden Gavel winner. Caroline McCullagh, coauthor of American Trivia, earned a master’s degree in anthropology from the University of California, San Diego. Her diverse writing projects include four novels, a cookbook, a student opera (under the auspices of San Diego Opera), and nine years of monthly garden book reviews for the San Diego Horticultural Society. She also teaches creative writing to seniors two days a week.

The Big Book Of American Trivia

Author: J. Stephen Lang
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414372693
Size: 44.39 MB
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The Big Book Of American Trivia from the Author: J. Stephen Lang. Presents over three thousand questions and answers about American subjects, covering such topics as geography, history, entertainment, people, and culture.

The Great American Trivia Book

Author: Daniel Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440573611
Size: 70.78 MB
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The Great American Trivia Book from the Author: Daniel Adams. Bring American history to life with these amazing facts! Forget about mind-numbing historical facts and dive into an entertaining exploration of America's past! With The Great American Trivia Book, you'll discover hundreds of unbelievable facts about our great fifty states. From Christopher Columbus's major voyage mishap to George W. Bush's $40 million inauguration celebration, this thrilling journey into America's past reveals the details and stories behind the people and events that completely changed this country. Covering everything from the birth of our nation to recent history, The Great American Trivia Book offers a fascinating look into the country you thought you knew.

American Pub Trivia

Author: Seven Phoenix
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781495248412
Size: 77.36 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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American Pub Trivia from the Author: Seven Phoenix. After running several successful pub trivia nights for several years, people always inevitably come up to me and ask me one question over and over again: How can I get better at Trivia? Well, I have a simple answer for you: "Buy this book!" Volume II of American Pub Trivia is packed with all new trivia questions covering a broad range of topics presented in an entertaining, engaging, and funny format with trivia tidbits and extras thrown in for additional context. Like with the original Volume I of American Pub Trivia, questions cover a broad variety and vast range of topics from book learnin' to Harry Potter and pop culture and everything in between. "A lot of trivia is vanilla and boring. That's not the case here. If you don't laugh at least once while reading this book, I will eat my shoe." -Dr. Seven Phoenix

Avoiding Trivia

Author: Daniel W. Drezner
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815703662
Size: 44.98 MB
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Avoiding Trivia from the Author: Daniel W. Drezner. After World War II, George Kennan became the State Department's first director of policy planning. Secretary of State George Marshall's initial advice to Kennan: above all, "avoid trivia." Concentrate on the forest, not the trees, and don't lost sight of the big picture. Easier said than done. Avoiding Trivia critically assesses the past, future, and future role and impact of long-term strategic planning in foreign policy. Strategic planning needs to be a more integral part of America's foreign policymaking. Thousands of troops are engaged in combat while homeland security concerns remain. In such an environment, long-term coordination of goals and resources would seem to be of paramount importance. But history tells us that such cohesiveness and coherence are tremendously difficult to establish, much less maintain. Can policy planners—in the Pentagon, the State Department, Treasury, NSC, and National Intelligence Council—rise to the challenge? Indeed, is strategic planning a viable concept in 21st century foreign policy? These crucial questions guide this eye-opening book. The contributors include key figures from the past few decades of foreign policy and planning—individuals responsible for imposing some sort of order and strategic priority on foreign policy in a world that changes by the minute. They provide authoritative insight on the difficulties and importance of thinking and acting in a coherent way, for the long term. Contributors: Andrew P. N. Erdmann, Peter Feaver, Aaron L. Friedberg, David F. Gordon, Richard N. Haass, William Inboden, Bruce W. Jentleson, Steven D. Krasner, Jeffrey W. Legro, Daniel Twining, Thomas Wright, Amy B. Zegart.

American Trivia

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423622789
Size: 59.96 MB
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American Trivia from the Author: Richard Lederer. American Trivia includes the origin of the national anthem, stories about national treasures such as the Liberty Bell and Statue of Liberty, fascinating information about the country’s many heroes and inventors, and more!

The Great American Trivia Book

Author: Daniel Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440573611
Size: 23.19 MB
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The Great American Trivia Book from the Author: Daniel Adams. Bring American history to life with these amazing facts! Forget about mind-numbing historical facts and dive into an entertaining exploration of America's past! With The Great American Trivia Book, you'll discover hundreds of unbelievable facts about our great fifty states. From Christopher Columbus's major voyage mishap to George W. Bush's $40 million inauguration celebration, this thrilling journey into America's past reveals the details and stories behind the people and events that completely changed this country. Covering everything from the birth of our nation to recent history, The Great American Trivia Book offers a fascinating look into the country you thought you knew.

Ken Jennings S Trivia Almanac

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 9780345504722
Size: 31.68 MB
Format: PDF
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Ken Jennings S Trivia Almanac from the Author: Ken Jennings. Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.

The Smithsonian Book Of Presidential Trivia

Author: Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588343251
Size: 74.82 MB
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The Smithsonian Book Of Presidential Trivia from the Author: Smithsonian Institution. Shares engaging, lesser-known facts about U.S. Presidents accompanied by photos of artifacts from the Smithsonian's collections, organizing entries under such chapter headings as "First Families," "Assassination" and "Impeachment, Controversy, Shame." Original.