Item description for America's Curious Ways: Holidays, Customs and Apple Pie by Beverly Ely...
America's Curious Ways, Holidays, Customs and Apple Pie is a browsing book, a historical companion and a fact finder. It helps to define that slippery thing called common knowledge that makes conversation meaningful. This important book of information explains this common memory as expressed in the holidays, celebrations, rituals and foibles giving a key to understanding this formidable and puzzling nation. It took hundreds of years to build this great country and the icons that define it. This book gives a clear-eyed view of that development and the facts behind the celebrations and symbols.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher Outskirts Press
ISBN 1932672176 ISBN13 9781932672176
Availability 51 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 19, 2017 12:05.
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Reviews - What do customers think about America's Curious Ways: Holidays, Customs and Apple Pie?
Apple Pie Wonderful May 10, 2005
All right, I admit I know Ms Ely personally and know how much she put of herself into this book. This personal achievement is a great little book to have on hand and a great gift to someone new to this country. I know a few new American citizens that will have this as a gift shortly.
I even learned a few new tidbits that I didnt know before and I have lived in my beloved USA all my life. Good on ya, Bev.
i thought i knew... Feb 25, 2005
Americans normally just look at holidays as a way to get out of work and take a vacation- this book really makes those dates on the calender into actual celebrations.
Teacher's Reference Jan 20, 2005
As a former elementary teacher, I would highly recommend this book for the classroom. It's a good reference book with thorough explanations regarding American holidays, traditions, and customs.
Informational Dec 11, 2004
I found the book to be an easy and fun read. It was informational about our holidays and traditons. It would be helpful to teachers and visitors and new immigrants to this country.