1,000 Things to Love About America: Celebrating the Reasons We?re Proud to Call the U.S.A. Home

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From journalists Agnes Hooper Gottlieb and Henry Gottlieb, and Brent Bowers and Barbara Bowers, the acclaimed co-authors of 1,000 Years, 1,000 People, comes a new book that celebrates the reasons we’re proud to call America home—from jazz and the Gettysburg Address to baseball and the White Castle hamburger. Chock full of anecdotes and often surprising insights and historical information, 1,000 Things to Love About America is a smart, breezy, and unabashed love song to the good old U.S.A.

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From jazz to the Gettysburg Address to baseball to the White Castle hamburger—here are the 1,000 greatest things about America!

The Pilgrims called their new nation "a shining city upon a hill." Abraham Lincoln praised it as "the last, best hope of mankind." In times of boom or bust, this remarkable land we know as America has been a beacon of hope illuminating the world. Now the authors of 1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking the Men and Women Who Shaped the Millennium have teamed up once again to pay unabashed tribute to the greatness of our country—in a fascinating, fun, and informative celebration of the concepts, inventions, institutions, icons, history, social trends, geographical wonders, and consumer products that have made the U.S.A. such an awesomely amazing place!

The Constitution Mount Rushmore Backyard Decks Monopoly Internet Shopping Duct Tape Yogi Berra The Super Bowl Ultimate Frisbee The Fifth Amendment The PTA The Indy 500 Freedom of the Press Hollywood Sesame Street ChapStick Poker The Wizard of Oz Fast Food The Cleveland Orchestra

The Barn Owl Glacier National Park Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Patchwork Quilts Soap Operas Joy of Cooking West Point A Streetcar Named Desire The Florida Keys The Red Cross Wikipedia Deodorant The Hubble Space Telescope Grizzly Bears The Beach Boys The White House Recycling Meat Loaf

. . . and many, many more Things to Love About America!

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