An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy (Hardcover)

Bethanne Patrick

Published by National Geographic, 2011
ISBN 10: 1426208138 / ISBN 13: 9781426208133
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Hardcover. With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Rea.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 304 pages. 1.076. Bookseller Inventory # 9781426208133

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Synopsis: With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history. Topics include Courtesies and Greetings, Communication and Correspondence, Dining and Entertaining, Hierarchies and Protocol, Hospitality and Occasions, Amusements and Institutions, Boundaries and Cultural Differences, New Technology and Old Manners. Whether you are planning a trip abroad or just want a fascinating, browsable read, find out what is universal and what is merely a product of one's culture.

About the Author: Bethanne Patrick is a writer and book critic who blogs as The Book Maven. A graduate of Smith College with a master's from the University of Virginia, she hosts an online author interview show for PBS affiliate WETA. Her features, profiles, and reviews have appeared in The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, The Writer, and People.

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Title: An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy (...
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Hardcover
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